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What is bacteria most commonly caused spontaneous bacterial peritonitis?

What is bacteria most commonly caused spontaneous bacterial peritonitis?

Strep: Streptococcus is the most common cause of primary bacterial peritonitis. It is a very serious condition that will require in hospital treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Jared Fialkow
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What is bacteria most commonly caused spontaneous bacterial peritonitis?

There are 3: SBP occurs in patients with ascites, from cirrhosis or other etiologies, 60% of the cases has no bacteria growing on cultures. 40% of patients have positive cultures, most common bacterias are E. Coli, Streptoccocus and Enterococcus. ...Read more

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How to treat if cirrhosis have spontaneous bacterial peritonitis ?how many days for secondary prevention?

See doctor: Cirrhosis is not a do it yourself issue. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is a serious complication. ...Read more

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Cirrhosis stage 4,she went to hospital to treat bacteria in fluid of peritonitis but now she still have fever why?what should we do?

Cirrhosis stage 4,she went to hospital to treat bacteria in fluid of peritonitis but now she still have fever why?what should we do?

Bacteria sensitivity: It would be important to know more about the bacteria - if the antibiotics used are actually effective or not. Unfortunately these bacteria are getting smarter and smarter. Hopefully your doctor can explain the treatment. Liver patients are weaker than usual because the liver is so important. I would ask that her blood stream also be checked for infection- sometimes that happens with peritonitis. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of peritonitis?

What are common symptoms of peritonitis?

Pain: The irritation can be local and then become diffuse from appendicitis, cholecystitis, diverticulitis a, or perforated bowel or a variety of bacterial causes. Ileus or stoppages of bowel motility can be associated with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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How common is peritonitis from mrsa?

How common is peritonitis from mrsa?

Very rare: Mrsa is a skin flora mainly and unless your septic with it the cance of peritonitis is rare! ...Read more

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What are the consequences (on ones health) of an overdose of vancomycin? (currently 34.5 mg/l and took another 500 mg interperitonneally 4 peritonitis

What are the consequences (on ones health) of an overdose of vancomycin? (currently 34.5 mg/l and took another 500 mg interperitonneally 4 peritonitis

Vancomycin: Single episodes of excessive serum levels of vancomycin are not likely to be deleterious unless you have severe pre-existing kidney impairment or are concomitantly taking drugs toxic to the kidneys. Hope your illness clears up quickly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have peritonitis without an infection?

Is it possible to have peritonitis without an infection?

Yes: Peritonitis in inflammation of the peritoneal cavity (the spaces surrounding your intestines and internal organs). Infection is the most comon cause, but there are less common causes, like radiation, . ...Read more

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What cause death in peritonitis if the etiology is by non infectious agents? Thank

What cause death in peritonitis if the etiology is by non infectious agents? Thank

Multiple organ fail: Peritonitis means INFLAMMATION of the peritoneum, the inner lining of the belly. Sometimes this starts with bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, or inflammatory conditions like lupus. Once the inflammation starts, it makes all the major organs (heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, brain) work much harder than normal. Sometimes those organs can't do the work, and fail one at a time, causing death. ...Read more

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How do you test for peritonitis - dialysis associated?

How do you test for peritonitis - dialysis associated?

Fluid sample to lab: Of course some telltale signs include abdominal pain and cloudy fluid effluent (coming out). ...Read more

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What do peritonitis pleurisy and pericarditis have in common?

What do peritonitis pleurisy and pericarditis have in common?

Inflammarion/ fluid: They all mean inflammation and often fluid accumulation in different bodily cavities (abdominal, chest and heart). ...Read more

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Are peritonitis, pleurisy, and pericarditis all accompanied by pain?

Are peritonitis, pleurisy, and pericarditis all accompanied by pain?

EZ 4 U 2 SAY: The lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum), lungs (pleura), and heart (pericardium) are all innervated with many nerve fibers. Therefore, anything that irritates these linings can cause severe pain. In contrat, many of the organs that reside in these cavities have very few pain fibers; the nerves are more responsible for organ function. ...Read more

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What makes peritonitis, pleurisy, and pericarditis cause a great deal of pain?

What makes peritonitis, pleurisy, and pericarditis cause a great deal of pain?

Inflammation: All of the conditions are caused by inflammation. That means there is irritation of nerve endings leading to pain. Pleurisy is also called pleuritis. In medical terminology, the ending -itis means inflammation. ...Read more

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Persistant pain at colostomy removal site post reversal. Had severe peritonitis post op?

Persistant pain at colostomy removal site post reversal. Had severe peritonitis post op?

Depends: How long ago was your last surgery? Incision site discomfort can sometimes last for a few months after surgery. See your surgeon for an exam. Sometimes hernias can form at the surgery site. Sometimes there can be prolonged skin nerve discomfort in the scar. ...Read more

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Fourth time pd peritonitis - most times negative growth. What's standard protocol for treatment?

Most of the time: Peritoneal dialysis is switched to hemodialysis , repeated infections ( peritonitis ) will obliterate the the peritoneal space , fibrous tissue grows around pd catheter , will not allow good inflow and out flow return makes it impossible to dialyze, of course ideal is kidney transplant . Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had 2 episodes of peritonitis with endometriomas causing blockage. One 9 yrs post menopause. Always a risk?

Possibly: Until the endometriosis and endometriomas have definitive surgical resolution, peritonitis may continue to occur. ...Read more

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