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Model for Predicting Cirrhosis in Patient with Chronic Viral Hepatitis C (HCV)

Purpose:

To predict the probability of cirrhosis in a patient with chronic viral hepatitis (HCV) using the model of Kaul et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, selection, disease progression

ICD-10:

K74.6, B18.2

Description:

Kaul et al developed a model for predicting cirrhosis in a patient with chronic viral hepatitis C (HCV). This may help identify patients with cirrhosis without the need for liver biopsy. The authors are from Albert Einstein Medical Center and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

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