Study Evaluating the Etiology of Intra-Abdominal Infections
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The aim of this study is to define the etiology of intra-abdominal infections, to study the role of Enterococcus spp and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in these infections and to clarify the need for specific enterococcal antimicrobial coverage.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
A case will be defined as an intra-abdominal abscess or peritoneal fluid culture that will be positive for enterococcus or an enterococcal bacteriemia in association with an intra-abdominal source of infection.
A control will be defined as a culture-positive intra-abdominal infection or bacteriemia due to an intraabdominal focus where enterococci have not been isolated.