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For example, a clinician may detect spider angiomata and palmar erythema, which are associated with liver diseases, during a physical examination of a pregnant woman, but these signs are to be expected in pregnancy and do not indicate liver disease.
Increased bilirubin, splenomegaly, presence of spider angiomata, prolongation of prothrombin time, thrombocyte count/splenic diameter are some of the other important noninvasive parameters used for the prediction of varices.