Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: December  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Hepatitis C
  • Alcoholic hepatitis
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Pancreatitis

Uncommon

  • Hepatitis B
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Haemochromatosis
  • Wilson's disease
  • Constrictive pericarditis
  • Budd-Chiari syndrome
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Protein-losing enteropathy
  • Peritoneal carcinomatosis
  • Myxoedema
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Fulminant hepatic failure
  • Hepatic metastases
  • Secondary peritonitis
  • Chylous ascites
  • Urogenital surgical trauma
  • Bile ascites
  • Ovarian tumours
  • Tricuspid regurgitation

Contributors

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Associate Professor of Medicine

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Hahnemann University Hospital

Philadelphia

PA

Disclosures

KDR declares that he has no competing interests.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Associate Medical Director, Liver Transplant

Drexel University College of Medicine

Hahnemann University Hospital

Philadelphia

PA

Disclosures

VP declares that he has no competing interests.

Dr Kenneth D. Rothstein and Dr Vishal Patel would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr Srikrishna Nagri and Dr Sury Anand, previous contributors to this monograph. SN and SA declare that they have no competing interests.

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Attending

New York Methodist Hospital

Brooklyn

NY

Disclosures

JSK declares that he has no competing interests.

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