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Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis infection of the abdominal cavity is acute bacterial infection of the ascitic fluid in the abdomen, often with no easily identifiable infecting agent. The infection is common in patients with liver cirrhosis.
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Intestinal inflammation—key to complications in cirrhosis?
An ideal diagnostic test should be quick, reliable and noninvasive. Fecal calprotectin is considered a marker of intestinal inflammation and has proven to be an effective test for IBD, but is fecal calprotectin a useful diagnostic tool when assessing patients with cirrhosis?Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology 8, 665-667