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Benefits of Prophylactic Antibiotics for a Patient with Acute Variceal Hemorrhage and Cirrhosis

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Infectious Diseases
Gastroenterology

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Tandon et al reviewed infections arising in patients after an episode of acute variceal hemorrhage (AVH). Prophylactic antibiotics can significantly reduce the probability of infection. The authors are from the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

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