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Gastrointestinal Bleeding Cirrhosis Prognostic Index

Purpose:

To identify short term mortality in a patient with hepatic cirrhosis who has an episode of upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

K74, K92.2

Description:

Patients with hepatic cirrhosis who have had an episode of upper gastrointestinal bleeding have a significant short term mortality rate, often related to additional bleeding. The short term prognosis can be estimated using a simple prognostic index using clinical and laboratory data.

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