Pylephlebitis: an overview of non-cirrhotic cases and factors related to outcome.

  title={Pylephlebitis: an overview of non-cirrhotic cases and factors related to outcome.},
  author={Theoni Kanellopoulou and A Alexopoulou and George D. Theodossiades and John Koskinas and Athanasios J. Archimandritis},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={42 11-12},
Pylephlebitis is a condition with significant morbidity and mortality. We review herein 100 relevant case reports published since 1971. Eighty-one patients were reported with acute pylephlebitis, while the remaining patients had chronic pylephlebitis. The most common predisposing infections leading to pylephlebitis were diverticulitis and appendicitis. Cultures from blood or other tissues were positive in 77%. The infection was polymicrobial in half of the patients and the most common isolates… CONTINUE READING
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