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diabetis in cirrhosis

Rita de Cássia Reis Cruz, Davi Tanajura, Delvone Almeida, Marla Cruz, Raymundo Paraná
Bacterial infections are important factors in decompensation, and they increase the mortality rate of patients with liver cirrhosis. The most common infections among these patients are spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, pneumonia, skin infections and urinary tract infections (UTI). This transversal study evaluated the frequency of UTI in non-hospitalized patients with cirrhosis followed in a hepatology outpatient unit. Patients with clinical, laboratorial, echographic and/or histological diagnosis of cirrhosis were evaluated from April 2002 to August 2004...
December 2006: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
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