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Title: Changes of liver enzymes during severe infections
Authors: Conde Martel, A. 
Santolaria Fernández, F.
González Reimers, E.
Batista López, N.
Gómez Sirvent, J. L.
Essardas, H.
Martínez Riera, A.
Rodríguez Hernández, A.
UNESCO Clasification: 32 Ciencias médicas
3205 Medicina interna
Keywords: Alanine Transaminase
Alkaline Phosphatase
Bacterial Infections
Issue Date: 1989
Journal: Revista Espanola de las Enfermedades del Aparato Digestivo 
Abstract: To establish the prevalence of liver enzyme alterations in the course of serious infections of diverse origin, 112 patients were studied retrospectively for the levels of GOT, GPT, LDH, GGT, alkaline phosphatase (FA) and bilirubin (BIL). Cases in which the values might be altered due to causes other than the infectious process were previously excluded. The prevalence of affectation of each of the parameters was the following: GGT, 39.1%; LDH, 33.3%; FAL, 30.1%; GOT, 29.5%; GPT, 24.8%; BIL, 18.3%. Seventy percent had at least one of these values changed. No significant differences were found in the incidence or intensity of the analytic alterations in function of the origin of the of infection, which suggests that these modification are nonspecific. Bilirubin levels were found to be significantly higher in the patients who died. On realizing the linear correlation analysis between the diverse parameters studied, a good correlation was found between them, suggesting a common pathogenetic mechanism.
ISSN: 0034-9437
Source: Revista Espanola de las Enfermedades del Aparato Digestivo[ISSN 0034-9437],v. 75(6), p. 651-655 (Junio 1989)
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