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Table 1 Clinical and analytical characteristics of patients included in the study

From: The peritoneal macrophage inflammatory profile in cirrhosis depends on the alcoholic or hepatitis C viral etiology and is related to ERK phosphorylation

Variable Patients with cirrhosis and culture-negative ascites (n = 45)
Etiology ALC-C (30) HCV-C (15)
Age 58.5 (12.5) 58 (24)
Male sex n (%) 30 (100.0) 14 (93.3)
Previous episodes of ascites n (%) 25 (83.3) 13 (86.6)
Child-Pugh mean score 10 (3) 9 (3)
Meld mean score 14.5 (10) 14 (5)
Bilirubin (mg/dl) 2.7 (3) 1.85 (1.7)
Albumin (g/dl) 2.9 (1.1) 2.85 (0.9)
Quick (%) 64 (18) 54 (24)
Serum creatinine (mg/dl) 1.07 (1.2) 1 (0.5)
Serum sodium (mEq/l) 134 (6.3) 136 (7)
INR 1.45 (0.3) 1.46 (0.6)
Blood WBC/mm3 4260 (2400) 3930 (4040)
Ascites WBC/mm3 21.29 (47.4) 49 (82.8)*
Ascites Total protein (g/dl) 1.7 (0.3) 1.6 (1)
  1. Continuous variables are expressed as median (interquartile range) and categorical variables as percentage. WBC: white blood cells; Mann–Whitney U test * P < 0.05.