CIRRHOSIS


Child's classification

PARAMETER Class A Class B Class C
BILIRUBIN (mg/dl) <2 2-3 >3
ALBUMIN (mg/dl) > 3.5 3-3.5 <3
ASCITES None Controlled Refractory
ENCEPHALOPATHY None Mild Advanced
NUTRITION Excellent Good Poor

See also "Milk Thistle" for info on use of this herb in cirrhosis

Some recommend doing periodic endoscopy in pts with cirrhosis to identify large Esophageal Varices so that they can receive prophylactic beta-blockers

Vitamin K2 (menaquinone) for prevention of hepatocellular carcinoma in pts with hepatic cirrhosis:

Pentoxifylline for hepatic cirrhosis