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New Cutoff Point for Platelet Count/Spleen Diameter Ratio to Predict Esophageal Varices in Patients with Hepatitis C Virus-related Hepatic Cirrhosis

Walid El-Sherbiny, Mohamed Elegezy, Shaker Wagih Shaltout

Citation Information : El-Sherbiny W, Elegezy M, Wagih Shaltout S. New Cutoff Point for Platelet Count/Spleen Diameter Ratio to Predict Esophageal Varices in Patients with Hepatitis C Virus-related Hepatic Cirrhosis. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2015; 5 (2):136-137.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1154

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-07-2015


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