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Chulalongkorn Medical Journal

Abstract

This article details the roles of albumin in patients with chronic liver disease especiallycirrhosis according to evidence-based information. In addition, this review includes thesummary of several guidelines for albumin use in patients with chronic liver disease includingthose who are undergoing large volume paracentesis (more than 5 litre), those with spontaneousbacterial peritonitis (SBP), and those with hepatorenal syndrome (HRS), which occurred mainlyin decompensated cirrhotic patients and acute liver failure. The physiologic functions ofalbumin and the other potential indications of albumin in cirrhotic patients are also mentioned.

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