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The Prevalence and Causative Bacteria of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis in Patients with Ascites Due to Liver Cirrhosis

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The Prevalence and Causative Bacteria of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis in Patients with Ascites Due to Liver Cirrhosis Mostafa M. Ragheb* Hassan Nasr El Eslam Mohamed**, Hamdy A. Selim***, Ahmed M. Ragheb, Fadia M Attia****, Adel A Hassan* and Ahmed G. Salem*. Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, departments of * Endemic and Infectious Diseases, **Microbiology and Immunology and ***Internal Medicine and ****Clinical Pathology. Faculty of Medicine, Al Azhar University, department of Clinical Pathology. Abstract Introduction: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a common and severe complication in cirrhotic patients with ascites. It occurs in 10-30% of patients admitted to hospitals causing high mortality. Aim of Work: This descriptive cross–sectional study aimed to determin...