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PGA Index for Identifying Alcoholic Liver Disease

Purpose:

To estimate the risk of alcoholic liver diseaes based on the simple biological PGA index of Poynard et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Toxicology

Objective:

laboratory tests, other testing, selection

ICD-10:

K70.9, F10.2

Description:

Poynard et al developed a simple biological index based on laboratory tests to identify alcoholic liver disease in patients who regularly consume alcohol. This may help reduce the need for liver biopsy in these patients. The authors are from Hopital Antoine Beclere in Clamart, France.

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