High Sensitivity C- Reactive Protein In Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis with Nonneutrocytic Ascites

Guler K. , Vatansever S. , Kayacan S. M. , Salmayenli N., Akkaya V., Erk O., ...More

HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.56, no.90, pp.452-455, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 90
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Page Numbers: pp.452-455


Background/Aims: Diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in cirrhotic ascites is based on a polymorphonuclear leukocyte count of ascitic fluid equal or greater than 250/mm(3) in the presence of clinical signs. There is a small number of patients with positive ascitic fluid culture whose polymorphonuclear leukocyte count is less than 250/mm(3). In this study, we assessed the diagnostic value of serum high sensitivity C-reactive protein in spontaneous bacterial peritonitis with nonneutrocytic ascites.