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Discriminant Function of Maddrey et al and the Modified Discriminant Function of Carithers et al for Steroid Therapy in Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with alcoholic hepatitis using the discrimant function of Maddrey et al and the modified version by Carithers et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Toxicology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, complications, selection

ICD-10:

K70

Description:

Patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis can have a high short-term mortality. Corticosteroid therapy can reduce this mortality in patients with spontaneous hepatic encephalopathy or an elevated discriminant function based on the patient's prothrombin time and serum bilirubin.

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