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    Child-Pugh Score for Cirrhosis Mortality

    Estimates cirrhosis severity.
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    The Child-Pugh Score can be useful in the prognosis of patients with cirrhosis, but more recent scores like the MELD score and MELD-Na have become more used given their better prognostic value.
    <2 mg/dL (<34.2 µmol/L)
    +1
    2-3 mg/dL (34.2-51.3 µmol/L)
    +2
    >3 mg/dL (>51.3 µmol/L)
    +3
    >3.5 g/dL (>35 g/L)
    +1
    2.8-3.5 g/dL (28-35 g/L)
    +2
    <2.8 g/dL (<28 g/L)
    +3
    <1.7
    +1
    1.7-2.2
    +2
    >2.2
    +3
    Absent
    +1
    Slight
    +2
    Moderate
    +3
    No Encephalopathy
    +1
    Grade 1-2
    +2
    Grade 3-4
    +3

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    For patients with unexpectedly high or low scores, consider comparing the Child-Pugh score with another score like the MELD Score.
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    Dr. Charles G. Child
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