40 Key Concepts to Read on Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis topic for AIPGMEE

Cirrhosis remains a major topic of interest for all PG entrance exams throughout India including AIIMS, DNB and AIPGMEE. Here is a list of topics to read from a standard text book. You could also use platinum access to cover the topics given below. Just use the terms as keywords.

40 must-read concepts on Cirrhosis for AIPGMEE, DNB and AIIMS

  1. Pleural Effusion in Cirrhosis
  2. Wilson’s Disease and Cirrhosis
  3. Child-Turcotte-Pugh Score in Cirrhosis
  4. Cirrhosis with portal hypertension
  5. Causes of Cirrhosis
  6. Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  7. Biochemical Markers of Chronic Liver Diseases
  8. Spider Nevus or Spider Angioma
  9. Learn clinical scenarios on Cirrhosis
  10. Cirrhosis and Vit K Dependent Coagulation Factors
  11. Wedged Hepatic Venous Pressure
  12. Portal hypertension in children
  13. Liver biopsy hemochromatosis
  14. Differentiating Cirrhosis from Various Carcinoma of Liver
  15. Symptoms of late stage Cirrhosis
  16. Spleen microscopy in Cirrhosis
  17. Nutmeg liver in CCF
  18. Causes of Micronodular Cirrhosis
  19. Physical examination findings of Cirrhosis
  20. Hepatorenal Syndrome
  21. Portal Vein Thrombosis
  22. Hepatic Encephalopathy
  23. Ascites in Cirrhosis (Mechanism in particular)
  24. Liver metastasis and Cirrhosis
  25. Infectious Hepatitis and Cirrhosis
  26. AST/ALT Ratio
  27. Cirrhotic Portal Fibrosis
  28. Medical Management of Cirrhosis. E.g Diuretic Therapy
  29. Defects in Enterohepatic Circulation
  30. Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency
  31. Drugs to be used cautiously in Cirrhosis
  32. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
  33. Surgical interventions for Compensated Cirrhosis
  34. Budd Chiari Syndrome
  35. ROENIGK Grading of fibrosis
  36. PiZZ Phenotype and Cirrhosis
  37. Indian Childhood Cirrhosis
  38. Portal vein obstruction in Cirrhosis
  39. Portal hypertension in the absence of Cirrhosis
  40. Drug of choice for Wilson’s disease with Cirrhosis

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HYT 043 – Cirrhosis

There are 69 AIPGMEE MCQs, 63 AIIMS  and 49 DNB CET MCQs for you to revise today with the keyword ‘Cirrhosis ‘ on Platinum access.

We recommend that you be thorough with the G2M HYTs due to their high probability of repeats. Read the explanations well because you may find new questions from those areas in your AIIMS PG and AIPGMEE exams. 

Answer the MCQs below and see the popular answers. Don’t forget to check the correct answers and explanations.

ALL of the following are factors used in the calculation of Child Pugh score in a patient with liver cirrhosis, EXCEPT:
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Variceal bleeding
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Hepatic encephalopathy
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Serum bilirubin
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MELD score used to determine prognosis of patients with liver disease is calculated using all of the following variables, EXCEPT:
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98 Candidates
25 Candidates
Zieve’s syndrome is associated with which one of the following conditions?
2 Candidates
Hepatitis C
4 Candidates
Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency
9 Candidates
Alcoholic hepatitis
113 Candidates

The references for the above questions were from the following:

Q1) Ghany MG, Hoofnagle JH. Approach to the Patient with Liver Disease. In:Kasper D, Fauci A, Hauser S, Longo D, Jameson J, Loscalzo J. eds. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 19e.

Q2) Chapter 53. Preoperative Evaluation of Liver Disease.In: McKean SC, Ross JJ, Dressler DD, Brotman DJ, Ginsberg JS. eds. Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine.

Q3) Chapter 43. Anemia Resulting from Other Nutritional Deficiencies.In: Lichtman MA, Kipps TJ, Seligsohn U, Kaushansky K, Prchal JT. eds.Williams Hematology, 8e.

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How to use platinum access to cover High Yielding Topic (H-Y-T) 043: Cirrhosis?

You can create a ‘MY TOPIC‘ in the study panel and name it ‘Cirrhosis AIPG’ or ‘Cirrhosis AIIMS’. Use keyword search to create a HYT. Search for ‘Cirrhosis ’ and click create test. This will be saved a HYT for your future revision too. Get platinum access instant subscribe. 

How to create HYTs on Study Panel for AIPGMEE, AIIMS PG and DNB exams?

Make sure you have selected AIIMS, AIPGMEE or DNB as package on Study Panel. 

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Step 1: On study panel click on My Topics (My Tests). 

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Step 2: Click Create New

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Step 3: Give Test Name ‘Cirrhosis AIPG’. Type under keyword filter ‘Cirrhosis’. You have 69 questions today on Cirrhosis for AIPGMEE alone. Do the same for AIIMS and DNB later.

 Note: Keyword is Cirrhosis 


Step 4: Generate Exam will save your topic for future.


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This article is about 40 must read concepts for your AIIMS, AIPGMEE and DNB preparation on the high yield topic Cirrhosis. 

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