Persistent spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: a common complication in patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and a high score in the model for end-stage liver disease.

@article{Desai2012PersistentSB,
  title={Persistent spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: a common complication in patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and a high score in the model for end-stage liver disease.},
  author={Archita P Desai and Nancy Reau and Karishma G Reddy and Helen S. Te and Smruti R. Mohanty and Rohit Satoskar and Amanda Devoss and Donald M. Jensen},
  journal={Therapeutic advances in gastroenterology},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={275-83}
}
OBJECTIVES Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is associated with a high mortality rate. After antibiotic therapy, improvement in fluid polymorphonuclear (PMN) cell count is expected within 2 days. However, our institution recognized cases unresponsive to standard treatment. METHODS To study these recalcitrant cases, we completed a retrospective chart review of patients admitted for SBP to the University of Chicago from 2002 to 2007. SBP was defined by an ascitic PMN cell count ≥250/ml… CONTINUE READING

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