Homocysteine as a Marker for Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis

A non-invasive marker for SBP could save both time and money, and in a series of 323 PD patients with ascites, the ascitic fluid was tested for homocysteine levels. Both serum and ascitic levels were elevated in the SBP group—and both levels dropped after treatment. A cutoff level was suggested. Read the abstract.

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