Prophylaxis against spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: Too much or too little

Muhammad Dhanani*, Aparna Krishnamoorthy, Jody D. Ciolino, Kalpana Gupta, Judith M. Strymish

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Prophylaxis against spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is recommended for select patients with cirrhosis, but long-term antibiotic therapy has risks. We evaluated concordance with guideline recommendations in 179 veterans with cirrhosis; 55% received guideline-concordant management of SBP prophylaxis. Despite stable guideline recommendations since 2012, guideline adherence remains low.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere95
JournalAntimicrobial Stewardship and Healthcare Epidemiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 17 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)


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