What are exudative ascites?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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In exudative ascites, fluid was said to weep from an inflamed or tumor-laden peritoneum. In general, ascites protein in exudative ascites would be greater than 2.5 g/dL. Causes of the condition would include peritoneal carcinomatosis and tuberculous peritonitis.


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