Last reviewed: May 2019
Last updated: March  2019

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Hepatitis C
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Pancreatitis

Uncommon

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

Contributors

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Professor of Clinical Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

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 topic.

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Attending

New York Methodist Hospital

Brooklyn

NY

Disclosures

JSK declares that he has no competing interests.

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