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Approach to the Patient With Abnormal Liver Test Results and Acute Liver Failurea 

Approach to the Patient With Abnormal Liver Test Results and Acute Liver Failurea
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Approach to the Patient With Abnormal Liver Test Results and Acute Liver Failurea
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John J. Poterucha

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199373338.003.0027
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date: 17 February 2020

This chapter includes the following topics: 1. General discussion of commonly used liver tests. 2. Differential diagnosis and discussion of diseases characterized by an increase in hepatocellular enzyme levels. 3. Differential diagnosis and discussion of diseases characterized by an increase in cholestatic enzyme levels. 4. Evaluation of patients who have jaundice. 5. Diagnostic algorithms for evaluating patients who have abnormal liver tests. 6. Management of patients who have acute liver failure.

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