Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

: 2015  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 773--777

Nephrogenic ascites - Still an intractable problem?

Shobhana Nayak-Rao 
 Department of Nephrology, St. Martha's Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Shobhana Nayak-Rao
Department of Nephrology, St. Martha«SQ»s Hospital, Bengaluru 560 001, Karnataka

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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Nayak-Rao S. Nephrogenic ascites - Still an intractable problem?.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2015;26:773-777

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Nayak-Rao S. Nephrogenic ascites - Still an intractable problem?. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Jan 25 ];26:773-777
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