Enterococcus: not an innocent bystander in cirrhotic patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

@article{Lee2008EnterococcusNA,
  title={Enterococcus: not an innocent bystander in cirrhotic patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis},
  author={J. Y. Lee and J. W. Yoon and Baek Hee Kim and Goh Eun Chung and Seok Jin Myung and Woo Joo Kim and Yong Joo Kim and E.-C. Kim and H. Lee},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={28},
  pages={21-26}
}
Clinicians sometimes experience treatment failure in the initial empirical antibiotics treatment using cephalosporins in cirrhotic patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP). Enterococcus, which is intrinsically resistant to cephalosporins, may be one of the causes of treatment failure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical importance and the clinical characteristics of spontaneous enterococcal peritonitis (SEP). This was a retrospective cohort study of 359 patients with… CONTINUE READING

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