Value of Ascites Glucose on the Diagnosis of Tuberculous Peritonitis
Qi Wei et al (The Prevention and Treatment Center of Chinese Endemic Diseases)
The tuberculous peritonitis is frequent reason of ascites.Since it has many similarities with the ascites caused by malignant tumor,it makes difficult to distinguish the two kinds of ascites. In this paper the glucose concentrations of the various ascites were determined and the cirrhosis was 4.2mmol/L. In the group of malignant tumor,there was only one case with 3.2mmol/L and the others were all4.5mmol/L. In the group of tuberculous peritonitis,the glucose concentrations were all3.5mmol/L.The results showed that there was significant difference between the group of tuberculous peritonitis and the group of malignent tumor. Therefore the ascites glucose determination may diagnose tuberculous peritonitis and it is a very valuable index.
【CateGory Index】： R526.04