TITLE

THE GLASGOW ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS SCORE IDENTIFIES PATIENTS LIKELY TO BENEFIT FROM CORTICOSTEROIDS

AUTHOR(S)
Forrest, E. H.; Morris, J. M.; Stewart, S.; Day, C. P.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA13
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The use of corticosteroids in the treatment acute alcoholic hepatitis remains controversial. Their use has been recommended for patients with a discriminant function. The recently described Glasgow Alcoholic Hepatitis Score (GAHS) appears to have a greater accuracy in predicting patient outcome. Patients with a GAHS less than 9 have a good prognosis and do not appear to benefit further from corticosteroid treatment. A GAHS greater than or equal to 9, indicates a poor prognosis without corticosteroids therapy or if corticosteroids are contra-indicated.
ACCESSION #
13218865

 

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