What are the race and sex predilections of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP)?

Updated: Nov 26, 2018
  • Author: Thomas E Green, DO, MPH, MMM, CPE, FACEP, FACOEP; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Answer

No race predilection is known for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. In patients with ascites, both sexes are affected equally.


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