Which factors are associated with the worsening of ascites?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Factors associated with worsening of ascites include excess fluid or salt intake, malignancy, venous occlusion (eg, Budd-Chiari syndrome), progressive liver disease, and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP).


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