What is the organ allocation formula used by Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (PELD)?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The PELD system uses a somewhat different formula: PELD score = 0.480 x Loge (total bilirubin mg/dL) + 1.857 x Loge (INR) - 0.687 x Loge (albumin g/dL) + 0.436 if the patient is younger than 1 year + 0.667 if the patient has growth failure (< 2 standard deviations). This value is multiplied by 10 to give a final risk score.


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