Ascites is a collection of fluid in abdominal cavity
Confirmed by Ultrasonography. Underlying etiology is diagnosed by various tests such as
Management depends upon the underlying cause.
Ascites in a patient with chronic liver disease is an indicator of advanced diseases, these patients are treated with diuretics and salt restriction, and many of these patients are candidate for liver transplantation.Infection of Ascites in liver disease patients is defined as Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis (SBP), and is treated by IV antibiotics, albumin followed by oral antibiotics. Patients with SBP are the candidates for liver transplantation.Tubercular Ascites is treated by ATTMalignant Ascites requires chemotherapy
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