Leucocyte esterase reagent strips for the diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: a systematic review.

Abstract

The reported incidence of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is 7-30% per annum in cirrhotic patients. Timely diagnosis and treatment is crucial to reduce mortality owing to this infection. Recently, leucocyte esterase reagent strips have been tested in the diagnosis of infection in the ascitic fluid. The objective was to evaluate the diagnostic value… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MEG.0b013e328300a363

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