Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2009 / Article

Review | Open Access

Volume 23 |Article ID 591317 | 5 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/2009/591317

Abnormal Hematological Indices in Cirrhosis

Received29 Nov 2008
Accepted29 Jan 2009

Abstract

Abnormalities in hematological indices are frequently encountered in cirrhosis. Multiple causes contribute to the occurrence of hematological abnormalities. Recent studies suggest that the presence of hematological cytopenias is associated with a poor prognosis in cirrhosis. The present article reviews the pathogenesis, incidence, prevalence, clinical significance and treatment of abnormal hematological indices in cirrhosis.

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