Frequency and characteristics of hyperbilirubinemia associated with bacteremia.

  title={Frequency and characteristics of hyperbilirubinemia associated with bacteremia.},
  author={T R Franson and Walter J. Hierholzer and Douglas R. Labrecque},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  volume={7 1},
One hundred consecutive patients with blood cultures positive for microbial growth were prospectively surveyed for the presence of hepatic abnormalities and clinical evidence of infection. Complete data for 82 patients were available for analysis. Fifty-four percent had elevated bilirubin levels, and 34% had total bilirubin values of greater than or equal to 2.0 mg/dl. The levels of total bilirubin were disproportionately elevated compared with those of aspartate aminotransferase, alkaline… CONTINUE READING
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