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Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research

Volume 5 Issue 4 Oct-Dec 2019

Original Articles

To determine cases of ascites patients admitted to medicine ward
Arshad Hussain Bhat

Background: Ascites refers to the detectable and pathologic collection of fluid in the peritoneal cavity. The present study was conducted to determine cases of ascites admitted to medicine ward. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 86 patients of ascites of both genders. Parameters such as icterus, parotid swelling, and signs of ascites and investigations profiles like viral markers (HBV; HCV), bilirubin level, albumin level, and abdominal ultrasound were collected. Results: There were 56 males and 30 females. The risk factors in patients were diabetes in 34, blood transfusion in 45 and alcohol ingestion in 51. The difference was non- significant (P> 0.05). Physical findings were murmur in 13, elevated JVP in 15, pleural effusion in 34, peripheral odema in 23, icterus in 45, axillary hair loss in 12, gynactomastia in 11 and palpable liver in 17. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found that common risk in patients were diabetes, blood transfusion and alcohol ingestion.

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