Last revised by Jeremy Jones on 21 Jul 2014

A transudate is a collection of fluid that has a relatively low specific gravity and protein concentration. They occur secondary to increased hydrostatic pressure or reduced colloid oncotic pressure:

  • left ventricular failure (increased hydrostatic pressure)
  • hypoalbuminemia (decreased colloid oncotic pressure)
    • ​cirrhosis
    • nephrotic syndrome (proteinuria)

Related pathology

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