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Discriminant Score of Bonacini et al for Predicting Cirrhosis in a Patient with Chronic Viral Hepatitis C

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with chronic viral hepatitis C has cirrhosis using the discriminant score of Bonacini et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

K74, B18.2

Description:

Bonacini et al used 4 laboratory tests to calculate a discriminant score capable of identifying a patient with chronic viral hepatitis C resulting in cirrhosis. This may be helpful in evaluating patients who cannot undergo liver biopsy.

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