Hepatic dysfunction in childhood malaria.

  title={Hepatic dysfunction in childhood malaria.},
  author={Ashok K. Patwari and Satinder Aneja and Alexander M Berry and Shanti Ghosh},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={54 2},
Hepatic function of 80 children aged under 3 years with Plasmodium vivax malaria were studied during the acute attack and 6 weeks after antimalarial treatment. Raised levels of serum aspartate transaminase (serum AST; SGOT), serum alanine transaminase (serum ALT; SGPT), and alkaline phosphatase were observed in 68%, 39% and 46% of cases respectively. AST levels were higher than ALT ones and the mean level of both enzymes was much higher in patients with hepatomegaly. The hepatic dysfunction… CONTINUE READING

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