What is the overall incidence of peritoneal infection?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Brian J Daley, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP, CNSC; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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The overall incidence of peritoneal infection and abscess is difficult to establish and varies with the underlying abdominal disease processes. SBP occurs in both children and adults and is a well-known and ominous complication of cirrhosis. [6] Of patients with cirrhosis who have SBP, 70% are Child-Pugh class C. In these patients, the development of SBP is associated with a poor long-term prognosis.


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