Aspartate aminotransferase: alanine aminotransferase ratio in chronic hepatitis C infection: is it a useful predictor of cirrhosis?

@article{Park2000AspartateAA,
  title={Aspartate aminotransferase: alanine aminotransferase ratio in chronic hepatitis C infection: is it a useful predictor of cirrhosis?},
  author={Gordon Jung-Hyuk Park and B. P. Lin and Meng Chong Ngu and David B. Jones and Peter H Katelaris},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={386-90}
}
BACKGROUND The clinical usefulness of the ratio of serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST) to alanine aminotransferase (ALT) has been explored in several liver disorders. It has been suggested that in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection an AST:ALT > or = 1 has 100% specificity and positive predictive value in distinguishing cirrhotic from non-cirrhotic patients. Such statistical certainty attached to a simple biochemical test merits further evaluation. The present study… CONTINUE READING
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