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Reduced Serum-Ascites Albumin Gradient

 
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Overview

Ascites with a low SAAG (<1.1 g/dL) is suggestive of a non-portal hypertension cause of ascites.
  • Causes of Ascites with Reduced SAAG

  • Infection - bacterial peritonitis, pancreatitis, TB
  • Malignancy
  • Nephrotic syndrome
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