Ke-Qin Hu

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Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

How can I be sure that the patient has spontaneous bacterial peritonitis? Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is an ascitic fluid infection that does not have an intra-abdominal surgically treatable source. SBP occurs almost exclusively in the setting of cirrhosis and large-volume ascites. However, it may also be acute, as in fulminant hepatic failure; or subacute,…

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