Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in patients with cirrhosis.

[Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in patients with cirrhosis]. Presse Med. 2015 Sep 7; Authors: Nousbaum JB Abstract Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a severe complication occurring in patients with cirrhosis, and is associated with high mortality. Liver transplantation should be considered after a first episode of SBP. Gram-negative bacilli are the major cause of SBP, however there is an increasing trend of Gram-positive cocci related SBP. Management includes empirical antibiotic treatment and albumin infusion. The choice of antibiotics depends on the site of acquisition (community-acquired vs nosocomial or health-care associated infection) and local resistance profile, due to the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria. Secondary prophylaxis is recommended after resolution of SBP and reduces recurrence and mortality. Primary prophylaxis in patients with low protein ascites (
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