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ALT-LDH Index of Kotoh et al for Evaluating a Patient with Acute Liver Injury

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with acute liver injury using the ALT-LDH index of Kotoh et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

K72

Description:

Kotoh et al used the ALT-LDH index to evaluate patients admitted to the hospital with acute liver injury. These can help to distinguish a patient who may do well with conservative therapy from a patient who may progress to fulminant liver failure. The authors are from Kyushu University in Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan.

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