Dr. Simon Bar-Meir

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In order to determine the composition of “normal” ascitic fluid, the results of analysis of the first paracentesis on 347 consecutive cirrhotic patients with ascites at the West Haven Veterans Administration Hospital between 1955 and 1976 were examined. The ascites was considered “normal” in 259 patients. Bacterial peritonitis was present in 51, malignant(More)
Two patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis caused byNeisseria meningitidis are described. In both cases immediate diagnosis was possible by examination of the ascitic fluid. Meningococcal peritonitis supports the hypothesis that the hematogenous spread of bacteria into the ascitic fluid may be one of the mechanisms of spontaneous bacterial(More)
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