White cell count and platelet count associate with histological alcoholic hepatitis in jaundiced harmful drinkers

@inproceedings{Hardy2013WhiteCC,
  title={White cell count and platelet count associate with histological alcoholic hepatitis in jaundiced harmful drinkers},
  author={Timothy Hardy and Christopher Wells and Stuart F. W. Kendrick and Mark Falco Sanders Hudson and Christopher Paul Day and Alastair D. Burt and Steven A Masson and Stephen F Stewart},
  booktitle={BMC gastroenterology},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with suspected alcoholic hepatitis and a Discriminant Function ≥32 underwent liver biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. Of these (n = 58), 43 had histological features of alcoholic hepatitis and 15 (25%) did not.We aimed to determine the laboratory features that differentiated those patients with a histological diagnosis of alcoholic hepatitis from those without, and assess potential clinical utility. METHODS Laboratory investigations at presentation for each of the… CONTINUE READING
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