TITLE

Ikterus und pathologische Leberwerte

AUTHOR(S)
Schwarzenbach, Hans-Rudolf
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
Praxis (16618157);6/5/2013, Vol. 102 Issue 12, p727
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Jaundice corresponds to elevated bilirubin- levels, whereat one has to distinguish between direct and indirect serum-bilirubin. In the present Mini Review causes and differential diagnosis of jaundice are outlined. Ultrasound-diagnostic plays a major role in identifying intrahepatic or extra-hepatic jaundice. Attention is given to the differential diagnosis of elevated liver enzymes in presence of jaundice, pointing out the distinction between hepatocellular and cholestatic parameters as well as the differentiation in acute or chronic increase. Moreover, the consequences of liver enzyme elevations including further diagnostic procedures, are highlighted. Finally, possibilities and limitations of modern diagnostic tests for liver fibrosis are briefly overviewed.
ACCESSION #
88045515

 

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