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accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity

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Low ascitic fluid total protein concentrations as well as the phagocytic dysfunction associated with cirrhosis are risk factors for bacterial infection.
For this reason, analysis of ascitic tap for SBP has been made mandatory in every patient undergoing ascitic fluid tap, with or without suspicion of SBP10.
AmpC-positive organisms were also isolated from pus, urine, sputum, CSF and ascitic fluid (table 3).
Value of ascitic lipids in the differentiation between cirrhotic and malignant ascites.
Patient demographics: A total of 88 patients (40 SBP and 48 CNNA) with advanced liver cirrhosis had been identified with ascitic fluid infection.
No bacteria or fungi could be detected from affected organs and ascitic fluid.
1 mg/dL, and cancer antigen 125 of ascitic fluid was negative.
The EPTB samples include pus, pleural fluid, ascitic fluid, pericardial fluid and CSF.
The serum-ascites albumin gradient (SAAG) is a reasonably reliable way to differentiate between transudate and exudate fluids (serum albumin minus the ascitic albumen level).
Finally, in-vivo studies were performed in Ehrlich ascitic carcinoma (EAC) mouse model.
A percutaneous abdominal puncture was performed and 2 L of ascitic fluid was aspirated.
sup][8] In addition, in patients with cirrhosis and ascites, elevated PDW and MPV were accurate diagnostic predictors for ascitic fluid infection.
No acid-fast bacilli were seen on multiple samples, including ascitic fluid, and he received treatment for presumptive abdominal tuberculosis (TB).
Diagnosis of SBP was based on diagnostic paracentesis and finding the absolute number of polymorphonuclears in ascitic liquid [greater than or equal to] 250/[mm.