When are blood cultures indicated in the workup of hepatorenal syndrome?

Updated: Oct 16, 2017
  • Author: Deepika Devuni, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Infections place patients at an increased risk for decompensation, and looking for bacteremia, particularly if no precipitant is identified, is prudent. Occasionally, patients may present with culture-negative SBP (20%), and performing blood cultures is wise under these circumstances.

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