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Ascites Causes

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Ascites Causes

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  • Most common Ascites Causes (90% of cases)
  • Causes by location
  1. Peritoneal source
    1. Tuberculosis
    2. Bacterial, fungal or Parasitic Disease
    3. Cancer (Malignant Ascites)
    4. Vasculitis
    5. Whipple's Disease
    6. Familial Mediterranean fever
    7. Endometriosis
    8. Starch peritonitis
  2. Extra-peritoneal source
    1. Cirrhosis (Cirrhotic Ascites)
    2. Congestive Heart Failure
    3. Budd-Chiari Syndrome
    4. Hypoalbuminemia
      1. Nephrotic Syndrome
      2. Protein-losing Enteropathy
      3. Malnutrition
    5. Myxedema
    6. Ovarian disease (e.g. Meigs' Syndrome)
    7. Pancreatic disease
    8. Chylous Ascites