[Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: a severe complication of liver cirrhosis].

@article{Balan2011SpontaneousBP,
  title={[Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: a severe complication of liver cirrhosis].},
  author={Gabriela Balan and Anca Victorița Trifan and D Botezatu and Carmen Anton},
  journal={Revista medico-chirurgicala a Societatii de Medici si Naturalisti din Iasi},
  year={2011},
  volume={115 1},
  pages={38-44}
}
UNLABELLED Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a frequent and severe complication of decompensated cirrhosis. SBP is defined as an infection of initially sterile ascitic fluid (AF) without a detectable, surgically treatable source of infection. AIM To evaluate the prevalence, incidence, pathogens and clinical outcome of patients with liver cirrhosis and SBP. METHODS A prospective study evaluated 34 episodes of SBP developed in 29 patients with cirrhosis and ascites admitted in… CONTINUE READING

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