Risk of a first community-acquired spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in cirrhotics with low ascitic fluid protein levels.

@article{Guarner1999RiskOA,
  title={Risk of a first community-acquired spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in cirrhotics with low ascitic fluid protein levels.},
  author={Carlos Guarner and R. Garcia de Sola and Germ{\'a}n Soriano and Marita Andreu and Maria Teresa Novella and Maria Carme Vila and M{\'i}riam S{\`a}bat and S. Palazzi Coll and Jordi Ortiz and Cristina Luna G{\'o}mez and Joaqu{\'i}m Balanz{\'o}},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1999},
  volume={117 2},
  pages={414-9}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Long-term primary antibiotic prophylaxis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis has been suggested to be useful in cirrhotic patients with low ascitic fluid protein levels. However, it is unlikely that all such patients need prophylactic treatment. The aim of this study was to identify the group of cirrhotic patients with low ascitic fluid protein levels at high risk of developing a first episode of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis during outpatient follow-up. METHODS One… CONTINUE READING
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