Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and culture negative neutrocytic ascites in patients with non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis

@article{Amri1994SpontaneousBP,
  title={Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and culture negative neutrocytic ascites in patients with non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis},
  author={S M al Amri and Abdullah Rida Allam and Ibrahim Abdulkarim Al Mofleh},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={1994},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={
          433-6
        }
}
Medical records of 18 patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) and 19 patients with culture negative neutrocytic ascites (CNNA) were reviewed. The diagnosis of SBP was based on a positive ascitic fluid culture, a polymorphonuclear cell count (PMN) greater than 250 cells/mm3 and the absence of an intra-abdominal source of infection. The diagnosis of CNNA was based on a PMN count greater than 250 cells/mm3, a negative ascitic fluid culture, the absence of an intra-abdominal source of… CONTINUE READING

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