[Influence of bacterial infection on the development and course of acute haemorrhage from oesophageal varices].

Abstract

Acute haemorrhage from the upper portion of the gastrointestinal tract is a frequent complication which develops in ca 35-66 % of patients with cirrhosis of the liver and portal hypertension. It is assumed that one of the trigger mechanisms of varicose haemorrhage can be bacterial infection. However accurate data on the influence of infection on the… (More)

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