Bacterial infections in cirrhosis.

  title={Bacterial infections in cirrhosis.},
  author={Miguel Navasa and J. J. Rodes},
  journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver},
  volume={24 4},
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, urinary tract infections, respiratory infections and bacteremia are the most frequent infective complications in cirrhosis. These infections are due to the concomitant presence of different facilitating mechanisms including changes in the intestinal flora and in the intestinal barrier, depression of activity of the reticuloendothelial system, decreased opsonic activity of the ascitic fluid, neutrophil leukocyte dysfunction and iatrogenic factors among others… CONTINUE READING


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