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dc.contributor.author Minuk, GY
dc.contributor.author Cohen, A
dc.contributor.author Thompson, V
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-09T19:11:35Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-09T19:11:35Z
dc.date.issued 1992-1-1
dc.identifier.citation GY Minuk, A Cohen, and V Thompson, “Differences between Infected and Noninfected Patients with Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis,” Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 240-242, 1992. doi:10.1155/1992/904256
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1992/904256
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31487
dc.description.abstract The medical records of 97 patients with alcoholic hepatitis, including 20 with coexisting bacterial infections and 77 with no evidence of bacterial infection, were reviewed to determine whether commonly employed tests would be useful in distinguishing between the two groups. The results of the study revealed that patients with alcoholic hepatitis and bacterial infections had higher temperatures (38.4±0.9°C versus 37.9±0.7°C, Pud_less_than0.05) and white blood cell counts (16.4±7.9 versus 11.2±6.4×109/L, Pud_less_than0.005), but lower serum bilirubin levels (39±42 versus 115±152, Pud_less_than0.05), than patients with alcoholic hepatitis alone. Patients with alcoholic hepatitis and bacterial infections also tended to reach maximum temperatures and white blood cell counts later in their hospital stay than patients with alcoholic hepatitis alone (5.1±5.3 versus 2.5±1.8 days, and 7.7±11.8 versus 4.4±5.7 days, respectively, Pud_less_than0.05 and Pud_less_than0.005). These results suggest that the extent and timing of peak abnormalities in body temperature, white blood cell count and serum bilirubin level may be of value in distinguishing patients with alcoholic hepatitis with bacterial infections from patients with alcoholic hepatitis alone.
dc.title Differences between Infected and Noninfected Patients with Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis
dc.type Journal Article
dc.language.rfc3066 en
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.rights.holder Copyright © 1992 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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