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|What is the CTP Score?|
|Written by mpmom|
|14 October 2010|
How severe is my Cirrhosis ?
The Child-Turcotte-Pugh score helps determine how sever Cirrhosis is and if you are ready to be evaluated for transplant
You will need to know some basic labs
Do you have Hepatic Encephalopathy (Mental confusion , memory problems, agitation, excessive sleeping ) If so how is it being treated
Do you have Ascites (free fluid in the abdominal cavity)
If so how are they treating it
Now figure your score
5-6 This is called compensated Cirrhosis. You are not very sick right now . Most Transplant centers would not evaluate you for transplant yet. Most Cirrhosis patients will stay at this level for many years. Many will live out a normal life with out ever leaving this group
7-9 This is the time when most Drs. will refer you to a transplant center. You are starting to see complications and your labs are a little worse but you are still a long way from needing a transplant. After complications are treated most patients return to a compensated level and will bounce between the 2 levels sometimes for years.
10-15 You are very sick and having difficulty controlling complications. You are actively waiting for transplant and may be in the hospital
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