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AP (Age and Platelet Count) Index for Evaluating Patient with Viral Hepatitis C

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with viral hepatitis C using the AP index of Poynard et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, laboratory tests, disease progression

ICD-10:

B18.2

Description:

Poynard et al developed a simple index to identify a patient with viral hepatitis C who probably has significant findings on histology. The authors are from the METAVIR and CLINIVIR study groups in France.

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