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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 773-777
Nephrogenic ascites - Still an intractable problem?


Department of Nephrology, St. Martha's Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Shobhana Nayak-Rao
Department of Nephrology, St. Martha's Hospital, Bengaluru 560 001, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.160214

PMID: 26178555

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Nephrogenic ascites or ascites associated with renal failure is seen in end-stage renal disease in-patients on hemodialysis but has been described occasionally in earlier stages of renal failure. The cause can be multifactorial and a combination of inadequate dialysis and ultrafiltration, poor nutrition and increased peritoneal membrane permeability in uremia. Generally, the onset of nephrogenic ascites is insidious and portends a grim long-term prognosis. We describe herein three patients who presented with refractory ascites of nephrogenic origin and review this entity.


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