What is the incidence of hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) in the US?

Updated: Oct 16, 2017
  • Author: Deepika Devuni, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is common, with a reported incidence of 10% among hospitalized patients with cirrhosis and ascites. [15] In decompensated cirrhotics, the probability of developing HRS with ascites ranges between 8-20% per year and increases to 40% at 5 years. An estimated 35-40% of patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) and ascites will develop HRS. [13]


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