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Grades for Splenomegaly Based on Clinical Examination

Purpose:

To grade the degree of splenomegaly based on clinical findings as described of Hackett.

Specialty:

Endocrinology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

R16.1

Description:

Hackett graded splenomegaly in malaria based on clinical findings. This same grading scheme can be used for other disorders causing splenomegaly. The author is from the Rockefeller Foundation in New York.

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