TITLE

Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: Few additional points

AUTHOR(S)
Jain, Pankaj
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
World Journal of Gastroenterology;12/7/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 45, p5754
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Letter
ABSTRACT
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a treatable complication of decompensated cirrhosis. Coagulopathy with evidence of hyperfibrinolysis or clinically evident disseminated intravascular coagulation precludes paracentesis. Alcoholic hepatitis with fever, leucocytosis and abdominal pain should be evaluated for SBP. Oral ofloxacin is as effective as parenteral cefotaxime in treatment of SBP except for inpatients with vomiting, encephalopathy, or renal failure. Albumin is superior to hydroxyethyl starch in treatment of SBP.
ACCESSION #
47234813

 

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