Researchers in the United Kingdom have now developed a new algorithm that they believe will help in the early detection of serious liver disease.
The new algorithm is called CIRRUS (CIRRhosis using Standard tests) and uses primary care data to predict a person’s risk of advanced liver disease. According to the researchers, the use of this tool can help predict these risks in advance and could possibly mitigate the exacerbation of the symptoms.
There are several types of liver disease that could possibly qualify for Social Security disability benefits. A person suffering from liver cirrhosis, a serious condition in which there is permanent scarring of the liver as a result of chronic alcoholism or hepatitis, could possibly qualify for benefits. Other conditions include autoimmune hepatitis, a condition in which the body’s immune system tries to attack the liver cells, resulting in the development of conditions like hepatitis.