Bacterial infections

Michael G. Ison*, Madeleine Heldman

*Corresponding author for this work

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Bacterial infections are the most significant infectious source of morbidity and mortality in cirrhotic patients. Bacteria infections result is both acute decompensation in chronic liver disease and mortality in patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP), bacteremia, pneumonia, urinary tract infections (UTI) and skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) are the most significant sources of infection in cirrhosis. Bacterial infections can precipitate renal failure and worsening hepatic encephalopathy, and patients with sepsis and liver disease have higher rates of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and coagulopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHepatic Critical Care
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319664323
ISBN (Print)9783319664316
StatePublished - Jan 8 2018


  • Hepatitis
  • Influenza
  • Spontaneous bacteria peritonitis
  • Urinary tract infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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