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Spur cells and spur cell anemia in hospitalized patients with advanced liver disease: Incidence and correlation with disease severity and survival.

Authors
  • Vassiliadis, Themistoklis
  • Mpoumponaris, Alexander
  • Vakalopoulou, Sofia
  • Giouleme, Olga
  • Gkissakis, Dimitrios
  • Grammatikos, Nikolaos
  • Soufleris, Konstantinos
  • Kakafika, Anna
  • Tziomalos, Konstantinos
  • Patsiaoura, Kaliopi
  • Papanikolaou, Vassilios
  • Evgenidis, Nikolaos
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2010
Volume
40
Issue
2
Pages
161–170
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1872-034X.2009.00590.x
PMID: 20070401
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Presence of spur cells in patients with advanced cirrhosis is not always accompanied by spur cell anemia. The presence of 5% spur cells or more and/or hemolytic anemia is associated with poor prognosis and these patients might have to be given priority for liver transplantation.

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