High ALT levels predict viremia in anti-HCV-positive HD patients if a modified normal range of ALT is applied.

@article{Espinosa2000HighAL,
  title={High ALT levels predict viremia in anti-HCV-positive HD patients if a modified normal range of ALT is applied.},
  author={Mario Espinosa and Alejandro Mart{\'i}n-Malo and Mar{\'i}a Antonia Alvarez de Lara and Sagrario Soriano and Pedro Aljama},
  journal={Clinical nephrology},
  year={2000},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={151-6}
}
AIMS Some studies have reported that ALT determination is of little value in the study of chronic hepatitis C in hemodialysis (HD) patients. This could be due to the fact that ALT values are lower in HD patients than in healthy individuals; ALT in HCV infection follows a fluctuating pattern and the HCV viremia may be intermittent. The aim of this study was to establish the reference ALT values in a large group of hepatitis-free HD patients, and to determine their role in predicting viremia in… CONTINUE READING