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Ascitic Fluid
 
 
 

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
Last updated on November 29th, 2017
 
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