Table 1 The Glasgow alcoholic hepatitis score
Score given123
WCC (109/l)<15⩾15
Urea (mmol/l)<5⩾5
PT ratio or INR<1.51.5–2.0>2.0
Bilirubin (μmol/l)<125125–250>250
  • INR, International normalised ratio; PT, prothrombin time; WCC, white cell count. Each variable is given a score and then a combined score of between 5 and 12 is obtained. A score greater than or equal to 9 is associated with a poor prognosis.2