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Table 2 The patients’ ascitic fluid culture analysis

From: Norfloxacin with itopride versus norfloxacin alone in secondary prophylaxis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: a randomized trial

  Group I
Number of cases
No. (%)
Group II
Number of cases
No. (%)
Test of sig P value
Culture result    χ2= 0.07 0.765
 Positive 32 (80.0) 31 (77.5)   
 Negative 8 (20.0) 9 (22.5)   
Organisms     
E. coli –G−ve 16 (50.0) 14 (45.2) FE=0.27 0.965
 Klebesiella- G−ve 8 (25.0) 9 (29.03)   
 Proteous- G−ve 4 (12.5) 4 (12.9)   
 Staph- G+ve 4 (12.5) 3 (9.6)   
  1. χ2 chi squared test, FE Fisher’s exact test
  2. *Significant