Injection sclerotherapy as a cause of klebsiella pneumoniae peritonitis

J. F. Trotter, W. L. Peterson

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Abstract

We report a case of Klebsiella pneumoniae peritonitis after endoscopic sclerotherapy and discuss its pathogenesis and risk factors. We also review previous cases in the literature and make recommendations for prophylactic therapy. Endoscopists should be aware of peritonitis as a possible complication of endoscopic sclerotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-331
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1992

Keywords

  • Bacteremia
  • Peritonitis
  • Sclerotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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