par Vincent, Jean Louis ;Gustot, Thierry
Référence Acta gastro-enterologica Belgica (Ed. multilingue), 73, 4, page (472-478)
Publication Publié, 2010
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Sepsis and cirrhosis are both characterised by a hyperdynamic state associated with a low systemic vascular resistance, and the release of many mediators. The haemodynamic characteristics are so similar that sepsis is difficult to recognise in cirrhotic patients. Nevertheless, the occurrence of sepsis in cirrhotic patients is associated with high mortality rates. The resemblance of the two conditions may be in part related to the common translocation of bacterial products in cirrhosis. This article reviews the similarities and differences between sepsis and cirrhosis and defines the basis for the treatment of severe sepsis in cirrhotic patients.