transudative ascites

transudative ascites

[transyo̅o̅′dətiv]
an abnormal accumulation in the peritoneal cavity of a fluid that characteristically contains scant amounts of protein and cells. Ascitic fluids with protein levels of less than 2.5 g/mL are considered to be transudates. Transudative ascites is indicative of cirrhosis or congestive heart failure rather than infection, inflammation, or a tumor.
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1 is seen in 21 cases (21%) suggestive of transudative ascites, in patients with cirrhosis and CRF patients.
The albumin gradient retains its ability even in infected ascites, which is considered exudate according to traditional concept, although it usually develops in patients of cirrhosis which owing to the low ascitic fluid total protein concentration, is traditionally labelled as transudative ascites infact.
Common causes of transudative ascites are liver cirrhosis and heart failure.