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Gastroenterology Clinical Case Series

Excessive Effusions – A Case of Hepatic Hydrothorax

Disease severity of alcohol hepatitis can be calculated using all of the following metrics EXCEPT:

Maddrey Discriminant Function (DF)
MELD Score
Stanley-Williams Score
Glasgow alcoholic hepatitis score (GAH)
Lille Score

Answer: Stanley-Williams Score

Program Contributors
David Rubin, MD
David Rubin, MD

Joseph B. Kirsner
Professor of Medicine,
Hepatology and Nutrition

Section Chief: Gastroenterology

Co-Director: Digestive Disease Center


Vijaya Rao, MD
Vijaya Rao, MD

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Chicago
School of Medicine


Christopher Chapman, MD
Christopher Chapman, MD

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Chicago
School of Medicine


Emmanuel Coronel, MD
Emmanuel Coronel, MD

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Chicago
School of Medicine


M. Anthony Sofia, MD
M. Anthony Sofia, MD

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Chicago
School of Medicine


Manish Sharma, MD
Manish Sharma, MD

Medical Oncologist

Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Chicago
School of Medicine


Matt Stier, MD
Matt Stier, MD

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Chicago
School of Medicine