Liver enzymes as predictors of liver damage due to blunt abdominal trauma in children.

@article{Puranik2002LiverEA,
  title={Liver enzymes as predictors of liver damage due to blunt abdominal trauma in children.},
  author={Subhash R Puranik and Janice S Hayes and Julie Long and Maria Luisa Quintanilla Mata},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={95 2},
  pages={203-6}
}
BACKGROUND Blunt abdominal trauma in children can result in injury to the liver. In hemodynamically stable patients, initial evaluation of liver transaminase levels may be useful in determining the need for computed tomography (CT). METHODS We reviewed the medical records of 44 hemodynamically stable children who had abdominal CT and who also had liver enzyme determinations as the initial workup. RESULTS Liver enzymes were found to be elevated in all but one patient with CT confirmed… CONTINUE READING

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