When to use antibiotics in the cirrhotic patient? The evidence base

  • Anastasioua J
  • Williams R
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Bacterial infections are very common in advanced cirrhosis and are a leading cause of death of these patients. Early and appropriate empirical antibiotic treatment of infection is essential in determining patient's outcome. A strategy of careful restriction of prophylactic antibiotics to the high-risk populations could contribute to the reduction of multidrug resistant bacteria. This article reviews and reports the current knowledge in the use of antibiotics in the cirrhotic patient.

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  • Antibiotics
  • Bacterial infection
  • Cirrhosis

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  • ISBN: 1108-7471
  • ISSN: 11087471
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84875987910
  • PUI: 368694765
  • PMID: 24714766
  • SGR: 84875987910


  • Jiannis Anastasioua

  • Roger Williams

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