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  • Child-Pugh Score [r]: Tool that correlates closely to morbidity and mortality in patients with liver disease. [e]
  • Cirrhosis [r]: A liver disease in which the normal microcirculation, the gross vascular anatomy, and the hepatic architecture have been variably destroyed and altered with fibrous septa surrounding regenerated or regenerating parenchymal nodules. [e]
  • Dengue fever [r]: A viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes and is endemic in tropical and subtropical regions. [e]
  • Hemochromatosis [r]: Hereditary disorder affecting iron metabolism in which excessive amounts of iron accumulate in the body tissues, characterized by diabetes mellitus, liver dysfunction, and a bronze pigmentation of the skin. [e]
  • MELD Score [r]: Numerical scale used to prioritize liver transplant candidates, and predict hepatic mortality. [e]
  • Paracentesis [r]: A procedure in health care in which fluid is withdrawn from a body cavity via a trocar and cannula, needle, or other hollow instrument. [e]
  • Peritonitis [r]: An inflammation of the peritoneum (the serous membrane which lines part of the abdominal cavity and some of the viscera it contains). [e]
  • Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis [r]: Form of peritonitis that occurs in patients with cirrhosis and children with nephrotic syndrome. [e]