SPONTANEOUS BACTERIAL PERITONITIS
PATIENTS OF LIVER CIRRHOSIS WITH LOW ASCITIC PROTEIN CONTENTS.
Keywords:Live Cirrhosis, Ascitic Protein Level, Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis
Objectives: To record frequency of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in patients
of liver cirrhosis with low ascitic protein contents. Methodology: This study included 81 patients
with liver cirrhosis with low ascitic proteins level. All the patients were evaluated for the presence
of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis which was described as frequency distribution table. Study
Design: Cross Sectional Study. Setting: Medical wards of DHQ and Allied Hospitals (Punjab
Medical College) Faisalabad. Duration of Study: 11th May 2011 to 10th November 2011.
Results: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis was present among 29 (35.8%) patients and was
not present among 52 (64.2%) patients. Conclusion: All the patients with low ascitic protein
level should be evaluated for the presence of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and antibiotic
prophylaxis should be considered.