[Septicaemia and spontaneous peritonitis in the cirrhotic (author's transl)]36592

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During a five year period 36 episodes of septicaemia in 32 patients with hepatic cirrhosis were documented. This represents 20% of the patients hospitalized with a decompensated cirrhosis and 1.1% of the patients with non decompensated cirrhosis. In patients with decompensated cirrhosis, enteric Gram-negative organisms were most frequently isolated (91% of the cases) and ascitis was infected in one third of the cases. No primary foci of infection were documented. On the contrary patients with a non decompensated cirrhosis had infection mostly with Gram-positive organisms (82%) and foci of i…

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