Red Cell Morphology as A Predictor of Esophageal Varices in Cirrhotic Patients

F.M.Khalil1, M.A.Al Assal2, A.M.Hussein1, A.K.El Alfy1 and N.A.Abdellatif1"


Cirrhosis is within the top 20 causes of disability-adjusted life years and years of life lost, accounting for 1.6% and 2.1% of the worldwide burden. This investigation means to survey Red Cell Morphology as A Predictor of Esophageal Varices in Cirrhotic Patients. An aggregate of 100 cirrhotic cases were incorporated and they were isolated dependent on endoscopic discoveries into two gatherings: varices bunch which included 87 cases with esophageal varices, and non-varices bunch which included 13 cases without esophageal varices. The mean age was 61.07 and 64.54 years in variceal and non-variceal bunches individually. In the variceal gathering, we included 64 guys (73.6%) and 23 females (26.4%). In the non-variceal gathering, 9 guys (69.2%) just as 4 females (30.8%) were incorporated. Both age and sexual orientation were not altogether extraordinary between the two gatherings (p > 0.05). All CBC boundaries including RDW were not altogether extraordinary among variceal and non-variceal gatherings (p > 0.05), aside from haematocrit worth and mean corpuscular hemoglobin, which were fundamentally diminished in the variceal gathering (p = 0.014 and 0.025 separately). Zone under bend (Auc) for RDW cv and sd in forecast of oesophageal varices was 0.571. RDW is anything but a critical indicator of esophageal varices nearness in cirrhotic people.

Key words

Red Cell Morphology, Esophageal Varices, Liver cirrhosis.