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Publication Name World Journal of Hepatology
Manuscript ID 90541
Country/Territory Germany
Category Infectious Diseases
Manuscript Type Retrospective Study
Article Title Retrospective study of the incidence, risk factors, treatment outcomes of bacterial infections at uncommon sites in cirrhotic patients
Manuscript Source Unsolicited Manuscript
All Author List Sophie Schneitler, Christina Schneider, Markus Casper, Frank Lammert, Marcin Krawczyk, Sören L Becker and Matthias Christian Reichert
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Corresponding Author Sophie Schneitler, MD, Consultant Physician-Scientist, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Saarland University, Kirrberger Straße 100, Homburg 66421, Germany. sophie.schneitler@uks.eu
Key Words Bacterial infection; Empirical antibiotic therapy; End-stage liver disease; Escherichia coli; Multi-resistant pathogens
Core Tip Bacterial infections (BI) affect the natural course of liver cirrhosis and can trigger decompensation or death. The most frequent BI in cirrhosis (urinary tract infections, pneumonia or spontaneous-bacterial peritonitis were retrospectively compared to infections at other body sites, which are thought to be less frequently affected (so-called “atypical BI”). When comparing typical/atypical BI, no differences in age, sex, or etiology of cirrhosis were found. Notably, for atypical BI, the stage of cirrhosis was less advanced, as expressed by laboratory parameters and clinical scores (e.g. Model of End Stage Liver Disease - and Child-Pugh-Score).
Citation Schneitler S, Schneider C, Casper M, Lammert F, Krawczyk M, Becker SL, Reichert MC. Retrospective study of the incidence, risk factors, treatment outcomes of bacterial infections at uncommon sites in cirrhotic patients. World J Hepatol 2024; In press
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ISSN 1948-5182 (online)
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