Which clinical signs can be used to rule out SBP?

Updated: Jul 05, 2018
  • Author: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Vikram Kate, MBBS, MS, PhD, FRCS, FACS, FACG, FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Glasg), FIMSA, MAMS, MASCRS  more...
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In patients who are afebrile, alert, and have no other signs of bacterial peritonitis, ascitic fluid labs are often not necessary to rule out SBP). [15, 16]


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