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5 year old with hepatomegaly. Abdominal ultrasound done. Need help in reading the liver function test

Have a five year old boy with mild hepatomagelly according to the Abdominal ultra sound scan that was done. but the liver functioning tests are as follows. Alkaline phosphate 113 iu/l Alanine transaminase 21iu/l Aspartate transaminase 38 iu/l Total bilirubin 3 mmol/l Direct bilirubin 0 mmol/l Gamma GT 13 iu/l Albumin 38 g/l
Asked On : Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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hi there,his LFT suggest that his ALKP are raised and there is no conjugated bilirubin with hepatomegaly and hypoprotenemia. There is derangement in his liver funtion which point to an in born error of metabolism occuring due to deficiency in certain liver enzyme. You need to get your son thoroughy investigated preferrably by a peciatrician trained for this purpose. The hepatomegaly is also due to this reason. Take care.
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