Escherichia coli capsular polysaccharide and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in cirrhosis.

@article{Soriano1995EscherichiaCC,
  title={Escherichia coli capsular polysaccharide and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in cirrhosis.},
  author={Germ{\'a}n Soriano and Peter Coll and Carlos Guarner and Jos{\'e} Such and Francisco Gim{\'e}nez S{\'a}nchez and Guillem Prats and Felip Vilardell},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1995},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={668-73}
}
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a frequent and severe complication of cirrhosis. Escherichia coli is the most frequent bacterium isolated in this condition. The presence of capsular antigens, mainly the K1 capsular polysaccharide, has been associated with invasiveness in E coli infections. Capsular serotypes of E coli causing SBP were determined… CONTINUE READING