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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis - AST to Platelet Ratio Index (APRI) & Response to UDCA Therapy for Risk Stratification

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) based on the study of Trivedi et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

selection, response to therapy

ICD-10:

K74.3

Description:

Trivedi et al used the AST to Platelet Ratio (APRI) to improve risk stratification for a patient with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). This can be combined with the patient's response to ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA). The authors are from multiple institutions in Europe, Canada, Japan and Oman.

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