Culture-negative neutrocytic ascites (CNNA) is diagnosed when the ascitic fluid
culture grows no bacteria, the ascitic fluid
polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) count is [greater than or equal to]250 cells/[mm.
For method comparison, leftover samples from 49 pleural and 11 ascitic fluids
from 47 inpatients were used.
The highest serum and ascitic fluid
C3 and C4 levels and ascitic fluid
IgM, IgA, and IgG levels were found in patients with tuberculosis.
The aim of this study was to evaluate (a) IL-8 production in both plasma and ascitic fluid
in cirrhotic patients with SBP and sterile ascites (SA); (b) the correlation of these values with neutrophil count in ascitic fluid
; (c) the effect of therapy on IL-8; and (d) the sensitivity and specificity of ascitic fluid
IL-8 in cirrhotic patients with ascites for detecting SBP patients.
The infection was considered resolved when all signs and symptoms of infection disappeared, a polymorphonuclear cell count in ascitic fluid
decreased to <250 cells/mL, and ascitic fluid
cultures were negative for bacteria.
Moreover, ascitic fluid
obtained at the second laparotomy showed atypical cells having a paving stone--like cellular arrangement, different from mesothelial cells, that originated from larger atypical cells and were the same as those in the peripheral layer.
adenosine deaminase insensitivity in detecting tuberculous peritonitis in the United States.
5) In that series, 43% of the cases of SBE occurred without concomitant infection of the ascitic fluid
, and none of the cases of SBE necessitated chest tube drainage.
Previous data have shown the liberation, accumulation, and activation of the kallikrein-kininogens-kinin system [6, 7] and the role of a vascular permeability factor in the pathogenesis of ascitic fluid
Warthin-Starry staining showed that all organisms in the skin and ascitic fluid
were consistent with microsporidia (Figure 1, panel C; online Appendix Figure, panel C).
Monobacterial non-neutrocytic bacterascites (MNB) is a variant of SBP, where the ascitic fluid
culture is positive but the ascitic neutrophil count is less than 250/[mm.
Some patients with primary nonfunction may have massive ascitic fluid
loss, which can confound the diagnosis.