Outcomes in culture positive and culture negative ascitic fluid infection in patients with viral cirrhosis: cohort study

@article{Kamani2008OutcomesIC,
  title={Outcomes in culture positive and culture negative ascitic fluid infection in patients with viral cirrhosis: cohort study},
  author={Lubna Kamani and Khalid Mumtaz and Umair Syed Ahmed and Ailia Wilayat Ali and Wasim Jafri},
  journal={BMC Gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={59 - 59}
}
BACKGROUND Ascitic fluid infection (AFI) in cirrhotic patients has a high morbidity and mortality. It has two variants namely, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) and culture negative neutrocytic ascites (CNNA). The aim of this study was to determine the outcome in cirrhotic patients with culture positive (SBP) and culture negative neutrocytic ascites. METHODS We analyzed 675 consecutive hepatitis B and/or C related cirrhosis patients with ascites admitted in our hospital from November… CONTINUE READING

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