Bacterial infection in patients with advanced cirrhosis: a multicentre prospective study.

@article{Borzio2001BacterialII,
  title={Bacterial infection in patients with advanced cirrhosis: a multicentre prospective study.},
  author={Mauro Borzio and Francesco G. Salerno and Lucia Piantoni and Massimo Cazzaniga and Paolo Angeli and Franco Bissoli and Stefania Boccia and G Colloredo-Mels and P Corigliano and Giovanni Fornaciari and Giorgio Marenco and R Pistar{\`a} and Mario Salvagnini and Angelo Sangiovanni},
  journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={41-8}
}
AIMS To evaluate the prevalence, incidence and clinical relevance of bacterial infection in predominantly non-alcoholic cirrhotic patients hospitalised for decompensation. PATIENTS/METHODS A total of 405 consecutive admissions in 361 patients (249 males and 112 females; 66 Child-Pugh class B and 295 class C) were analysed. Blood, urine, ascitic and pleural fluid cultures were performed within the first 24 hours, during hospitalisation whenever infection was suspected, and again before… CONTINUE READING

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