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Discriminant Score for Diagnosis of Cirrhosis in Patient with Chronic Hepatitis

Purpose:

To use the discriminant score of Teran et al to determine how likely cirrhosis is in a patient with chronic hepatitis.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

other testing, criteria for diagnosis, selection

ICD-10:

K74.6, K73.9

Description:

Teran et al developed a discriminant score for identifying the presence of cirrhosis in a patient with chronic hepatitis. This can help identify patients who may or may not need a liver biopsy for diagnosis. The authors are from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

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