Q) What is the most common cause of renal dysfunction in Cirrhosis

a) Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis

b) Hypovolemia due to Haematemesis

c) Intrinsic Renal Disease

d) Hepatorenal Syndrome

 

Answer

a

Infections are the most common cause of renal failure (creatinine more than 1.5mg%)  in cirrhosis (40%). The leading cause of infections is Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis followed by Spontaneous Bacteremia

 

 

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