Ascites – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care


Basics
Description
Pathologic accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity; may occur in any condition that causes generalized edema.
Epidemiology

Children: Nephrotic syndrome and malignancy most common
Adults: Cirrhosis, heart failure, nephrotic syndrome, peritonitis most common

Risk…
Ascites – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care

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