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Score for Excluding Significant Hepatic Fibrosis in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with chronic hepatitis C for the likelihood of significant hepatic fibrosis based on clinical and laboratory findings.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

other testing, criteria for diagnosis, selection

ICD-10:

B18.2, K74.0

Description:

Forns et al developed a simple predictive model for identifying patients with chronic hepatitis C at low risk for significant hepatic fibrosis. This can help reduce the need for liver biopsy in these patients. The authors are from the University of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain.

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