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Gastroenterology Board Review Sample Question 1

A 60-year-old female with chronic hepatitis C and cirrhosis presents initial onset of abdominal distension accompanied by abdominal pain. Exam reveals tense ascites. Which of the following is indicated for treatment?

  • ADiagnostic paracentesis
  • BNorfloxacin 400 mg BID
  • CMidodrine 12.5 mg TID
  • DLarge volume therapeutic and diagnostic paracentesis
  • ESpironolactone 100 mg q d and furosemide 40 mg q d


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