Infectious Complications in Patients with Severe Acute Pancreatitis

  title={Infectious Complications in Patients with Severe Acute Pancreatitis},
  author={Ping Xue and Li-hui Deng and Zhao-da Zhang and Xiao-nan Yang and Mei-hua Wan and Bing Song and Qing Xia},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
This study aims to investigate the clinical characteristics of infectious complications in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). From September 2003 to March 2005, 140 patients with SAP were retrospectively identified. SAP was defined by the diagnostic criteria formulated for SAP at the 2002 Bangkok World Congress of Gastroenterology in Thailand. Clinical data of the infected and non-infected patients was compared and the characteristics of infection were also analyzed. There were 44 patients who… CONTINUE READING