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Revista Médica de Risaralda

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GIRALDO MONTOYA, Ángela Maria et al. Epidemiologic characterization of the patients with cirrhosis treated in an outpatient clinic of gastroenterology in Pereira, Colombia, 2009-2012. Revista médica Risaralda [online]. 2014, vol.20, n.2, pp.86-94. ISSN 0122-0667.

The following research supports its bases in the necessity of dependable epidemiological data corresponding to population reality in the western center region of our country, in order to clarify the public health outlook for cirrhosis, understanding it as an associated condition with multiple influencing factors, both in its origin and its development, as well as in its prognosis. For this research we carry out a descriptive study with one hundred patients diagnosed with cirrhosis who consulted for a gastroenterology service in a period from January 2009 to July 2012. For a better analysis, the research was developed by creating the following categories: Epidemiological, etiological, by decompensation, by prognosis, and by death. The information was directly gathered from patient’s medical records and completed with interviews, in that way we earn an instrument which gathered the needed variables for analysis. Extension studies like hepatic ultrasound and portal Doppler were realized to patients without some imagenological information. After data garner, a detailed description of previously variables was performed, finding some of them with higher statistical significance, which were analyzed by a bivariate and multivariate system. A great variety was found in this population; most of patients came from urban areas; the relation in gender was 1:1. Consumption of alcohol was the main etiological factor to develop this pathology. Previous information matched with described data from other Latin-American countries. Autoimmune cause should be taken into account because is increasing and occupied a second place in the research, followed by infectious viral etiology

Keywords : Liver cirrhosis; Risk factors; Epidemiology; Colombia.

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