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Platelet count/spleen diameter ratio as a predictor of oesophageal varices in alcoholic cirrhosis
  1. T A Zimbwa,
  2. C Blanshard,
  3. A Subramaniam
  1. Homerton University Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr T A Zimbwa
    Homerton University Hospital, Homerton Row, London E9 6SR, UK;

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We read with great interest the article by Giannini et al (Gut 2003;52:1200–5) regarding platelet count/spleen diameter ratio as a non-invasive parameter to predict the presence of oesophageal varices in patients with liver cirrhosis.1 In patients with …

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