Infections in cirrhosis

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2001 Jun;15(2):363-71, vii. doi: 10.1016/s0891-5520(05)70150-1.


Infection is a well-described complication of cirrhosis and is a major cause of death in this population. This article examines the types of infections related with cirrhosis, such as bacteremia, urinary tract infections, meningitis, and others.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacteremia / etiology*
  • Community-Acquired Infections / etiology
  • Humans
  • Liver Cirrhosis / complications*
  • Liver Cirrhosis / immunology
  • Meningitis, Bacterial / etiology
  • Peritonitis / etiology*
  • Urinary Tract Infections / etiology