Elevated serum ALT in children presenting to the emergency unit: Relationship with NAFLD.

@article{Nobili2009ElevatedSA,
  title={Elevated serum ALT in children presenting to the emergency unit: Relationship with NAFLD.},
  author={Valerio Nobili and Antonino Reale and Anna Alisi and Giuseppe Stefano Morino and Italo Trenta and Mara Pisani and Matilde Marcellini and Umberto Raucci},
  journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2009},
  volume={41 10},
  pages={
          749-52
        }
}
BACKGROUND Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, ranging from hepatic steatosis to necro-inflammation with or without fibrosis (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis), is a growing clinical liver disorder in children. AIM The goals of this study were to characterize liver disorders associated with elevated aminotransferases and establish the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease/non-alcoholic steatohepatitis prevalence in hypertransaminasemic children admitted to the emergency room. METHODS The medical… CONTINUE READING
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