alexa Difficult to treat spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis

Author(s): Shalimar, Acharya SK

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is the most frequent infection in patients with cirrhosis. It is associated with high mortality at admission and its occurrence alters the natural course with a high 1 year mortality. Presence of > 250 polymorphonuclear cell (PMN)/mm3 in the India ascitic fluid is diagnostic of SBP. SBP is usually treated with IV antibiotics using third generation cephalosporins and fluoroquinolones. However, despite effective initial treatment subsequent recurrence of SBP with its accompanying mortality has resulted in use of long term antibiotic prophylaxis and such patients are recommended for liver transplant. An increased frequency of multidrug resistant bacterial SBP has recently been recognised with use of prophylaxis and is associated with enhanced mortality. Further, cirrhotics get repeated hospitalisation and ICU care leading to nosocomial infection causing SBP. Therefore, frequency of multidrug resistant bacteria induced SBP among the above settings has increased and the relative risk (RR) of mortality with bacterial resistance has been estimated to be 4 times higher than in patients with SBP without bacterial resistance. Therapeutic approach in such patients at present is a clinical challenge and they are difficult to treat patients. Therefore, SBP can be categorized into community acquired and nosocomial! multidrug resistant SBP.
This article was published in Trop Gastroenterol and referenced in Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

  • 9th International Conference and Expo on Molecular & Cancer Biomarkers
    August 23-24, 2017 Birmingham, UK
  • 2nd International Conference on Medical Imaging and Diagnosis
    London, UK
  • 22nd International Conference on Cancer Drugs and Therapeutics
    Paris, France
  • International Conference on Oncology Nursing and Cancer Care
    Singapore City, Singapore
  • World Summit on Cell Signalling and Cancer Therapy
    Toronto, Canada
  • International Conference on Radiology and Imaging
    New York, USA

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version