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whats the nature of ascities in Budd Chiari syndrome; transudative or exudative? i remembered from my final year knowledge dat it was exudative but MTB-CK classifies it in d transudative group.is it initially transudative n later exudative?
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its transudative......because budd chiari is hepatic vein +/- portal vein thrombosis-----> increased hydrostatic pressure.
It may be secondarily infected though, but not initially.
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