Evaluation of elevated serum transaminase levels

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Evaluation of elevated serum transaminase levels

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dc.contributor.author Grover, Michael
dc.contributor.author Rutkowski, Richard
dc.contributor.author Nashelsky, Joan
dc.contributor.other University of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Network. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-15T13:14:22Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-15T13:14:22Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-15
dc.identifier.citation American Family Physician, 86(8) 2012. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/15739
dc.description.abstract The evaluation of patients with elevated transaminase levels should be individualized based on the presence of symptoms or physical examination findings that suggest serious disease or hepatic decompensation. (Strength of Recommendation [SOR]: C, expert opinion.) The initial evaluation should determine specific etiologies, such as exposure to alcohol or hepatotoxic medications, viral hepatitis, or hemochromatosis. In patients with reassuring initial test results, lifestyle modification can reverse presumed nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most common cause of persistently elevated liver transaminase levels. (SOR: B, based on cohort trials.) Transaminase levels that are elevated for longer than six months warrant additional investigation, which may include ultrasonography, additional serology, and possible liver biopsy. (SOR: C, expert opinion.) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Family Physicians Inquiries Network en_US
dc.subject liver disease en_US
dc.subject liver enzymes en_US
dc.subject lifestyle modifications en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Liver -- Diseases -- Diagnosis
dc.subject.lcsh Aminotransferases
dc.title Evaluation of elevated serum transaminase levels en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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