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Score of Malatack et al for Predicting Mortality Risk in Children with End-Stage Liver Disease

Purpose:

To evaluate a child with progressive liver disease for mortality risk, to help prioritize patients for liver transplantation.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

K72, K76.7

Description:

Malatack et al developed a score for predicting the mortality risk by 6 months in a child with end-stage liver disease. This can help prioritize children for liver transplantation. The authors are from the Universities of Pittsburgh and Nebraska.

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