Could anyone out there explain to us what this means?
"Calculation of his Pugh score reveals it to be only 6, compatible with Child's A liver disease". Any information I have found does not explain if this is good, bad or????? Also, what is micronodular cirrhosis? Any light shed on these questions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
The Childs-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) classification is used to establish minimal listing criteria in the UNOS allocation algorithm. The CTP classification (Table 2) reflects the severity (mild, moderate, or severe) of cirrhosis. A point score is calculated by assigning 1 to 3 points for each of 5 parameters. Scores are summed to determine Childs class A, B, or C: Childs class A indicates < 7 points, Childs class B indicates 7-10 points, and Childs class C indicates > 10 points. Under this allocation system, a patient had to be classified as at least Childs class B in order to be listed for transplantation.
This is from site : http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/451209_6
Mike (above) is right. I just wanted to add a comment (in laymen's terms)---
Cirrhosis has 3 stages
Doctors use the Child Turcotte Pugh Score to figure out which Stage of Cirrhosis that a person is in.
The CTP Score is based on 5 questions.
You receive a point value for each of your answers to those 5 questions.
Then you total your score.
A total score of 5 to 6 points = Stage A Cirrhosis
A total score of 7 to 9 points = Stage B Cirrhosis
A total score of 10 to 15 points = Stage C Cirrhosis
A person must have a score of 7 points or more, in order to be referred for an Evaluation at a liver transplant center.
(In other words----------A person must be Stage B or Stage C, in order to get referred for an Evaluation)
If your husband's CTP score is 6, that means he only has STAGE A Cirrhosis.
(Not quite sick enough yet to be referred for an evaluation)
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