Pathogenesis of water and sodium retention in cirrhosis.

Abstract

The pathogenesis of renal sodium and water retention in cirrhosis involves extrarenal mechanisms because when kidneys from cirrhotic patients are transplanted into persons with normal livers, renal sodium and water retention no longer occurs. Cirrhosis is accompanied by portal hypertension, which leads to a hyperdynamic circulatory state. The Peripheral… (More)

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@article{Martin1997PathogenesisOW, title={Pathogenesis of water and sodium retention in cirrhosis.}, author={P. - Y. Martin and Robert Schrier}, journal={Kidney international. Supplement}, year={1997}, volume={59}, pages={S43-9} }