Rohit Malikf, MD; Usha Kamath, MD; Hulya Levendoglu, MD
To the editor: Bacterial infection of ascitic fluid in patients with cirrhosis is well known. We report a case of asymptomatic Salmonella enteridis bacterial ascites. Our patient had no biochemical or cellular evidence of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis of ascitic fluid, but a routine culture of ascites grew Salmonella enteritidis (group D).
A 48-year-old chronic alcoholic man had increasing abdominal distension and swelling of the feet in association with mental confusion and forgetfulness. The patient denied having a fever, but he had a progressive loss of appetite and weight. He was emaciated and icteric. His temperature was 36.3 °C. He had
Malikf R, Kamath U, Levendoglu H. Asymptomatic Salmonella enteritidis Bacterial Ascites. Ann Intern Med. ;109:253–254. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-109-3-253_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(3):253-254.
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