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European Prognostic Index in Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Purpose:

To use a prognostic index to predict the prognosis in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PCB).

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

K74.3

Description:

The prognosis in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) can be estimated by the use of a prognostic index using both clinical and laboratory findings. The derivation of the index requires a liver biopsy.

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