Infective endocarditis in patients with liver cirrhosis

Ron Bin Hsu, Robert J. Chen, Shu Hsun Chun

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摘要

Background and Purpose: Infective endocarditis complicating liver cirrhosis is infrequently reported. This study evaluated the clinical features of infective endocarditis in Taiwanese patients with liver cirrhosis. Methods: All cases of infective endocarditis occurring in patients with liver cirrhosis from December 1995 to December 2002 were included in this study. Data were collected by restrospective chart review. Results: Twenty six patients (18 males; 8 females) with median age 6 years (range, 43 to 87) were included. The etiology of liver cirrhosis was hepatitis virus infect on in 20 patients. There were 7 nosocomial infections. Bacterial pathogens were identified in 25 patients, with Staphylococcus aureus (n = 8), viridans streptococci (n = 4), Streptococcus sanguis (n=2), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (n = 2), and Enterococcus faecalis (n = 2) the most common isolates. The hospital mortality rate was 27%. Patients with in-hospital death were more likely to have a history of uremia, staphylococcal infection, nosocomial infection and less likely to have aortic valve infection. Conclusions: The prognosis of patients with infective endocarditis and liver cirrhosis was poor. Infection with Staphylococcus species was a dominant cause and methicillin resistance was common.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)355-358
頁數4
期刊Journal of the Formosan Medical Association
103
發行號5
出版狀態已發佈 - 五月 1 2004
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指紋

Endocarditis
Liver Cirrhosis
Cross Infection
Streptococcus sanguis
Viridans Streptococci
Staphylococcal Infections
Hepatitis Viruses
Methicillin Resistance
Enterococcus faecalis
Uremia
Hospital Mortality
Infection
Aortic Valve
Staphylococcus
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Staphylococcus aureus
Mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Hsu, R. B., Chen, R. J., & Chun, S. H. (2004). Infective endocarditis in patients with liver cirrhosis. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, 103(5), 355-358.

Infective endocarditis in patients with liver cirrhosis. / Hsu, Ron Bin; Chen, Robert J.; Chun, Shu Hsun.

於: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, 卷 103, 編號 5, 01.05.2004, p. 355-358.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Hsu, RB, Chen, RJ & Chun, SH 2004, 'Infective endocarditis in patients with liver cirrhosis', Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, 卷 103, 編號 5, 頁 355-358.
Hsu, Ron Bin ; Chen, Robert J. ; Chun, Shu Hsun. / Infective endocarditis in patients with liver cirrhosis. 於: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association. 2004 ; 卷 103, 編號 5. 頁 355-358.
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