Author(s): Herman R, Goldman IS, Bronzo R, McKinley MJ
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Abstract Bacterial peritonitis has been known to complicate severe liver disease. Aerobic organisms are responsible for the vast majority of cases, whereas anaerobic bacteria are responsible for less than 5\% of all cases reported in the literature. We now report a case of Clostridium cadaveris anaerobic bacterial peritonitis in a 58-yr-old female, an organism that to our knowledge has not been previously implicated as an infectious agent in this entity.
This article was published in Am J Gastroenterol
and referenced in Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research