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Prophylactic Antibiotic Regimen of Such and Runyon for a Patient with Cirrhosis and Ascites

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with cirrhosis and ascites for antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent spontaneous bacterial peritonitis as recommended by Such and Runyon.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

risk factors, selection

ICD-10:

K74

Description:

A patient with cirrhosis and ascites is at risk for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis when certain clinical conditions are present. Such and Runyon recommended prophylactic antibiotic therapy when the patient is at increased risk. The authors are from Loma Linda University and Hospital General Universitario in Alicante, Spain.

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