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World J Hepatol. Nov 8, 2017; 9(31): 1197-1204
Published online Nov 8, 2017. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i31.1197
Table 1 Criteria for the differentiation between exudates and transudates in pleural fluid examination
Effusion protein/serum protein ratio> 0.5< 0.5
Absolute LDH level in pleural fluid> 200 IU/L< 200 IU/L
Effusion LDH/serum LDH ratio> 0.6< 0.6
Table 2 Diagnostic criteria for uncomplicated hepatic hydrothorax according to pleural fluid analysis
The number of white blood cells in pleural fluid< 250/mm3
Pleural effusion total protein level< 25 g/L
Pleural effusion total protein/serum total protein ratio< 0.5
Pleural effusion LDH/serum LDH ratio> 0.6
Pleural effusion albumin/serum albumin ratio> 1.1
Pleural effusion bilirubin /serum bilirubin ratio< 0.6
pH> 7.4
Pleural effusion glucose level is equal to serum glucose level