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Ansari M, Hajiloie M. The Comparison of Total Protein of Ascites Fluid with Serum Ascites Albumin Gradient as Criterion in the Differential Diagnosis of Ascites. Avicenna J Clin Med 1999; 6 (2)
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     A total 97 paired serum & ascites fluid samples from ascitic  patients  were       

   collected and  analyzed.

     The   utility   of   the     serum - ascites   albumin  gradient  &   the   exudate 

   transudate concept as defined by ascitic fluid total protein   concentration  

   (A.F.T.P) were  compared.

     46  patients  were suffering from liver cirrhosis (47.4%) & 43 patients  (93.5%) 

   from this group had AFTP < 2.5 g/dl . Albumin gradient in the same  patients

   was > 1.1 g/dl . In 10 patients (100%)  with ascites due to  malignancy AFTP >

   2.5 g/dl ,and in 50% of the patients in this group albumin gradient > 1.1 g/dl

   and in  the  rest  of   the  patients  (50%)  with    malignant   ascites   albumin

   gradient  was < 1.1 g/dl.

     Only in  diagnosis   of  malignant   ascites   AFTP  was  preferred to albumin 

   gradient   in  our  research  but  in  other   cases  it  was  not  any  superiority

   between the tow concepts.

Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Other Clinical Specialties

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