Pneumococcal peritonitis in adult patients: report of 64 cases with special reference to emergence of antibiotic resistance.

BACKGROUND Few data are available regarding pneumococcal peritonitis. We studied the clinical characteristics of intra-abdominal infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and its prognosis in relation to antibiotic resistance. METHODS We reviewed all cases of culture-proved pneumococcal peritonitis. Patients with liver cirrhosis and primary… CONTINUE READING