Cirrhosis with ascites: Is the presence of hemorrhagic ascites an indicator of poor prognosis?


Yildiz H., Akdogan M., Suna N., Oztas E., Kuzu U. B., Bilge Z., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.27, no.4, pp.349-353, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjg.2016.160042
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.349-353
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background/Aims: Hemorrhagic ascites in patients with cirrhosis is described as a RBC (Red Blood cell) >50,000/mm(3) and leads to increased morbidity and mortality. Positive red blood cells at a level of less than 50,000/mm(3) (10,000-50,000) may be encountered in the ascites but it is not known whether this is clinically significant or not. This study aimed to examine the outcome of hemorrhagic ascites in patients with advanced cirrhosis.