[Infection and variceal bleeding in cirrhosis].

  title={[Infection and variceal bleeding in cirrhosis].},
  author={J Boursier and Pierre Asfar and Marie-laure Joly-Guillou and Paul Cal{\`e}s},
  journal={Gastroenterologie clinique et biologique},
  volume={31 1},
Endotoxemia and bacterial infection are frequent in patients with cirrhosis. They alter systemic and splanchnic hemodynamics, worsen coagulation disorders, impair liver function and thus may induce variceal bleeding. In variceal bleeding, bacterial infection favours failure to control bleeding, early rebleeding, and death. In patients with cirrhosis and… CONTINUE READING