Utility of a discriminant score for diagnosing advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection.

@article{Bonacini1997UtilityOA,
  title={Utility of a discriminant score for diagnosing advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection.},
  author={Maurizio Bonacini and G Hadi and Sugantha Govindarajan and Karen L Lindsay},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1997},
  volume={92 8},
  pages={1302-4}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess the utility of a modified three-parameter cirrhosis discriminant score (CDS) for diagnosing advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis in patients with evidence of chronic hepatitis C. METHODS We examined liver tissue from 79 patients. Patients with a histological fibrosis score of 0-2 made up group A, and patients with a score of 3 or 4 (advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis) group B. RESULTS The modified CDS (possible total score 0-11) was derived from three… CONTINUE READING
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