Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

Thursday, 12 / 09 / 2021

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EDITORIAL

One Year After First Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis: Who Survives?

Atoosa Rabiee*

Washington DC VA Medical Center, Washington DC, USA
*Correspondence to: Atoosa Rabiee, Washington DC VA Medical Center, Washington DC, USA. ORCID:  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3535-2706, Tel: +1-202-745-8456, Fax: +1-202-745-8453, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology 2021;9(5):603-604 DOI: 10.14218/JCTH.2021.00285
Received: July 16, 2021 Accepted: September 7, 2021 Published online: September 26, 2021

Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is defined as infection in ascites fluid without evidence of an intra-abdominal treatable source.1 Diagnosis is confirmed by presence of ≥250 cells/mm3 polymorphonuclear cells (PMNs).2 Although SBP responds well to appropriate antibiotic treatment, in patients with underlying cirrhosis severe enough to develop SBP, long-term prognosis is poor. In-hospital non-infection-related mortality is 20–40% and 1- and 2-year mortality rates are 70% and 80%, respectively.3

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