Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Multisystem effects of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

Dated but interesting, from Hepatology.

In conclusion, patients with SBP frequently develop a rapidly progressive impairment in systemic hemodynamics, leading to severe renal and hepatic failure, aggravation of portal hypertension, encephalopathy, and death. This occurs despite rapid resolution of infection and is associated with an extremely poor prognosis.

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