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Fulminant Hepatic Failure | Serum ALT to LDH Index for Evaluating Risk

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient admitted to the hospital with severe acute hepatitis using the ALT to LDH index of Kotoh et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

laboratory tests, severity, prognosis, stage, selection

ICD-10:

K72.0

Description:

Kotoh et al used the ratio of the serum ALT to LDH in a patient with acute hepatitis to identify a patient who may progress to fulminant hepatic failure. This can help separate a patient who can be managed conservatively from one who requires a liver transplant. The authors are from Kyushu University in Japan.

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