Differential Diagnosis :
Only after ruling out perforated peptic ulcer under the circumstances look for possible acute pancreatitis (serum amylase +++) or other causes of acute abdomen.
Management as a Family Practitioner:
Must be able to diagnose this by clinical exam
Correct dehydration and electrolyte balance in preparation for surgery (closure of perforation with or without surgery for Acid Peptic disease).
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