Management of infections in cirrhotic patients: Report of a Consensus Conference

Stefano Fagiuoli, Agostino Colli, Raffaele Bruno, Patrizia Burra, Antonio Craxì, Giovan Battista Gaeta, Paolo Grossi, Mario U. Mondelli, Massimo Puoti, Evangelista Sagnelli, Stefania Stefani, Pierluigi Toniutto

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The statements produced by the consensus conference on infection in end-stage liver disease promoted by the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver, are here reported.The topics of epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, prophylaxis, and treatment of infections in patient with compensated and decompensated liver cirrhosis were reviewed by a scientific board of experts who proposed 26 statements that were graded according to level of evidence and strength of recommendation, and approved by an independent jury. Each topic was explored focusing on the more relevant clinical questions. By systematic literature search of available evidence, comparison and discussion of expert opinions, pertinent statements answering specific questions were presented and approved. Short comments were added to explain the basis for grading evidence particularly on case of controversial areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-212
Number of pages9
JournalDigestive and Liver Disease
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014


  • Bacterial infection
  • Cirrhosis
  • Fungal infections
  • Infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology


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