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PGAA Index for Evaluating Patient with Alcoholic Liver Disease

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with alcoholic liver disease using the PGAA index of Naveau et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Toxicology

Objective:

laboratory tests, other testing

ICD-10:

K70.3, K70.9

Description:

Naveau et al modified the PGA index by the addition of serum alpha-2-macroglobulin for evaluation of a patient with alcoholic liver disease. This can help identify patients who may have alcoholic cirrhosis. The authors are from Hopital Antione Beclere in France.

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