Author(s): K. Vidya Sagar1, P. Ravikaladhar Reddy2, S. Chandrasekhar3, D. Harish4
Cirrhosis of Liver is the common hepatological disorder seen in clinical practice. Ascites is the Consequence of portal hypertension which is characteristic clinical feature of cirrhosis. One of the predisposing factors which is responsible for subsequent deterioration in the condition of cirrhosis patient is appearance of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. Total of 50 patients who were confirmed of hepatic cirrhosis with ascites by ultra sound were screened for SBP and were studied thoroughly with regards to history, clinical examination, cytological, microbiological and biomedical tests. In present study the prevalence of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis is found to be 18%. Among this 18%, 7 patients (77.7%) were Culture Negative Neutrocytic Ascites (CNNA) and 2 patients (22.3%) were Mono Bacterial Non Neutrocytic Bacterascitis. (MNB).