Ascites (common causes)

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Etiology

  • Cirrhosis (80-85%)
  • Malignancy (10%)
  • Congestive heart failure (3%)
  • Tuberculous peritonitis
  • Dialysis-related
  • Bile or pancreatic ascites
  • Lymphatic tear (chylous ascites)
  • Nephrotic syndrome

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Last updated: December 1, 2014