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Hepatorenal syndrome occurs in patient with advanced liver failure and portal hypertension. There are 2 type of hepatorenal syndrome. Type 1 hepatorenal syndrome is characterized by rapid and progressive reduction of renal function by a doubling of the initial creatinine to a level of greater then 2.5mg/dL or a 50% reduction in the iniital 24 hour creatinine clearance to a levl of less than 20mL/min in less than 2 weeks. Type 2 hepatorenal syndrome does not have such rapid progressive course, but do develop clinical picture of refractory ascites. The dianosis criteria of hepatorenal syndrome was defined by International Ascites Club. The treatment of choice for hepatorenal syndrome will be liver transplantation.