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What is the difference between Exudate and Transudate?

Asked by Isa , Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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N. Jarah

N. Jarah

Answered Jun 26, 2020

Exudate and transudate are the classifications of effusions. Exudate is developed from an increase in capillary permeability or a decrease in lymphatic reabsorption, which can be a result of an injury that led to a cloudy fluid that is composed of fibrin proteins, blood serum, and blood cells from the blood vessel walls into tissues.

Exudate includes the Catarrhal exudate where the nose releases mucus, Fibrinous exudate where there is a case of strep throat, and malignant exudate, which is cancer on cells. On the other hand, transudates occur when there is high hydrostatic and osmotic pressure in the veins and capillaries. It acts as a solvent that clears the fluid. It is clear compare to exudate and contains less protein compare to an exudate.


A. Boaz

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Answered Jun 11, 2020

Exudate is a fluid which is high in proteins and other cellular components. Blood vessels and organs release this fluid as a result of inflammation. The walls of the blood vessels become degraded, which causes a rise in permeability. Variation in blood vessel permeability produces the large molecules, and different solids matter to pass through vessels or walls.

Leakage of fluids or oozing fluids is mainly comprised of fibrin proteins, blood serum, and white blood cells. The protein content of exudates is typical in rheumatic carditis. It is also evident in severe cases of injuries, which include strep throat and pneumonia. Transudate is also a body fluid that is passed through a membrane. The membrane mostly filters the cells and different proteins and yields a solution of watery liquid. Transudates occur due to an increase in hydrostatic and osmotic pressure that is generated in the veins and capillaries.


C. Lucan

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Answered Jun 07, 2020

Talking about an exudate, it happens to be a cloudy fluid that seeps outside from the blood vessels due to injury and inflammation to tissues surrounding the area. The coming together of cells is actually what makes it up, together with other solutes, as well as some amounts of protein. If it comes to blood issues, then some other present substances include plasma proteins, white blood cells, platelets, and red blood cells. The different kinds of exudate include catarrhal exudate, fibrinous exudate, malignant exudate, serous exudate, and some others.

On the other hand, a transudate happens to be a clear solvent or a solute sometimes, which flushes out to the tissues at the extracellular spaces due to osmotic pressures and imbalanced hydrostatic. When compared to exudate, its protein content is lower. The conditions that cause transudates are usually related to an increase in hydrostatic pressure, which include nephrotic syndrome, cirrhosis, and failure in the left ventricular heart.


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