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Ascitic Fluid Appearance

 
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Overview

  • Interpretation

  • Straw-coloured - normal, cirrhosis, cardiac ascites
  • Blood-stained - traumatic collection, malignancy, pancreatitis, perforated ulcer, TB
  • Turbid - bacterial peritonitis, pancreatitis, perforation
  • Milky (chylous) - cirrhosis, parasitic infection, TB, malignancy
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