The Maddrey Discriminant Function is a calculation for patients with alcoholic hepatitis and stratifies them for risk of mortality and the use of steroids.
Explanation of Result : If > 32 indicates a poor prognosis and potential for steroid use. * Please verify all calculations prior to clinical use.
- Maddrey WC, Boitnott JK, Bedine MS, Weber FL Jr, Mezey E, White RI Jr. Corticosteroid therapy of alcoholic hepatitis. Gastroenterology. 1978 Aug;75(2):193-9. PMID: 352788.