Spontaneous bacterial empyema in patients with liver cirrhosis in Upper Egypt: prevalence and causative organisms
Background :Spontaneous bacterial empyema (SBEM) is a complication in cirrhotic patients, in which a preexisting pleural effusion becomes infected. Purpose: The purpose was to determine the prevalence and causative organisms of SBEM among cirrhotic patients with hydrothorax. Materials and methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study included 901 cirrhotic patients. All patients underwent clinical evaluation, liver function tests, chest X-ray, abdominal and ... Read more