Approach to the patient with abnormal liver enzymes

H. F. Herlong

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Elevated serum enzyme values are often the earliest indicators of liver injury in asymptomatic patients. Abnormal AST and ALT point to a hepatocyte disorder; abnormal alkaline phosphatase suggests a biliary tract disorder. Selected case histories illustrate how the three enzyme levels, in conjunction with the history and physical examination, can guide the rest of the workup.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-38
Number of pages7
JournalHospital Practice
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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