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Comparing Various Cut-Offs of APRI in Liver Cirrhosis Diagnosis

Medical Journal of Malaysia have published a paper authored by the Ministry of Health of Malaysia and FIND, the global alliance for diagnostics, supported by Unitaid: Comparing various cut-offs of aspartate aminotransferase to-platelet ratio index (APRI) in liver cirrhosis diagnosis among hepatitis C patients in Malaysia.

Conclusion: APRI, with a cut-off of ≥1.5, can more accurately predict liver cirrhosis among hepatitis C patients in Malaysia. However, additional physical examination and laboratory assessment are likely to be required to support the diagnosis, especially in those with HCV/HIV co-infection.

The full publication can be accessed here.