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    PELD Score (Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease) (younger than 12)

    Calculates the pediatric version of the MELD score for liver cirrhosis severity and transplant planning.
    When to Use

    Similar to the MELD score, but for pediatrics: determines prognosis and prioritizes receipt of liver transplantation.

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    Dr. Suzanne McDiarmid

    About the Creator

    Suzanne McDiarmid, MD, is the chief of pediatric gastroenterology and the director of the UCLA Intestinal Transplant Program and Intestinal Failure Center at UCLA Medical Center. She is also a professor of pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. McDiarmid researches liver and pancreatic transplantation.

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