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Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6368779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis should be considered in the evaluation of any patient with acute abdominal complaints, especially in the presence of preexistent ascites. Paracentesis is indicated in all suspected cases of spontaneous peritonitis in order to obtain necessary studies, including microbial cultures. Broad-spectrum antibiotic coverage has become necessary because of the increasing incidence of gram-negative isolates. Ascitic pH and lactate may provide accurate information in the evaluation of spontaneous peritonitis, although increased clinical awareness remains the key to proper diagnosis.
J H Clark; J F Fitzgerald; M B Kleiman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  104     ISSN:  0022-3476     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1984 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-05-15     Completed Date:  1984-05-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  495-500     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Bacterial Infections / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Child, Preschool
Peritonitis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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