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Memorias del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud

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GIMENEZ-ORTIGOZA, Víctor Daniel. Characterization of infectious complications in patients with liver cirrhosis admitted to a university hospital. Mem. Inst. Investig. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2020, vol.18, n.3, pp.12-16. ISSN 1812-9528.

Liver cirrhosis causes significant mortality and morbidity. The objective of this research was to know the infectious complications of patients with liver cirrhosis admitted to a university hospital in San Lorenzo, Paraguay. The medical records of patients diagnosed with liver cirrhosis and an infectious disease admitted to the Hospital de Clínicas were analyzed from January 2015 to January 2020. The information was analyzed using Epi Info. One hundred six patients with an age average of 59.3 ± 18 years were included. The most frequent infectious disease was pneumonia (35%) and the most frequent cause of cirrhosis was alcoholism, a frequency of 39% of bacteremia with an etiological predominance of gram-negative bacteria was also observed. There was an average of 19.7 days of hospital stay. In conclusion, the most common disease was pneumonia and the most frequently isolated bacteria were Klebsiella pneumoniae y Escherichia coli.

Keywords : Liver cirrhosis; pneumonia; alcoholism.

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