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SCIENTIFIC-PRACTICAL PEER-REVIEWED MONTHLY JOURNAL.
INSTITUTION OF MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

SPECIFIC FEATURES OF PNEUMONIA IN PATIENTS WITH DECOMPENSATED LIVER CIRRHOSIS

The results of a retrospective analysis of 308 cirrhotic patients section data died in hospital are presented. The research was aimed at defining the pneumonia frequency and some clinical and epidemiological features at this category of patients. Pneumonia as an infectious complication was revealed in 97 (31.5%; 95% Cl 26.3—37.0) cirrhotic patients died in hospital and was the most often occurred infectious complication. At the same time, in addition to pneumonia other infections were found out often in cirrhotic patients and those patients died quicker than cirrhotic patients lacking pneumonia. Microorganisms characteristic for immunodeficiency states were the causative agents of pneumonia.