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Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Management of Complicated Intra-abdominal Infection


Intra-abdominal infections are generally the result of invasion and multiplication of enteric bacteria in the wall of a hollow viscus or beyond. When the infection extends into the peritoneal cavity or another normally sterile region of the abdominal cavity, the infection is described as a ‘‘complicated’’ intra-abdominal infection. The term ‘‘uncomplicated’’ intra-abdominal infection is less well defined; usually, it refers […]