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Criteria for Pre-Cachexia

Purpose:

To screen a patient for pre-cachexia using the criteria of Muscaritoli et al.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Hematology Oncology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

R64

Description:

Muscaritoli et al listed criteria for a diagnosis of pre-cachexia. This can help to identify a patient at risk and to initiate an intervention before the full syndrome develops. The authors are from multiple hospitals in Europe.

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