Age- and sex-related reference ranges of alanine aminotransferase levels in children: European paediatric HCV network.

@article{England2009AgeAS,
  title={Age- and sex-related reference ranges of alanine aminotransferase levels in children: European paediatric HCV network.},
  author={Kirsty England and Claire Thorne and Lucy Pembrey and P. -A. Tovo and M -L Newell},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={71-7}
}
BACKGROUND Serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels are commonly used to indicate liver damage. Although elevated levels indicate possible liver injury, abnormalities, or disease, some patients with "normal" ALT levels have minimal to mild liver disease. Recently, ALT reference ranges for adults were queried and revised ranges proposed with lower upper limits of normality. The appropriateness of current paediatric ALT reference ranges is unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS Hepatitis C virus (HCV… CONTINUE READING

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