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Discriminant Function for Patient with Fulminant Hepatitis

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with fulminant hepatitis using the discriminant score of Christensen et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

other testing, severity, prognosis, stage, selection

ICD-10:

K72.0

Description:

Christensen et al developed a discriminant function for evaluating a patient with fulminant hepatic failure. This can help identify a patient who may require more aggressive management. The authors are from the University of Copenhagen.

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