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Child with reduced serum ceruplasmin. Raised levels of SGOT and SGPT. Normal ultrasonography

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My child's serrum ceruloplasmin is 19.8 mg/dl. His age is 11.5.yrs. his bilirubin is 1.3.
sgpt 100.7 and sgot is 81.5. his KF ring test is -ve and his serrum Ferritin is 35.7
PT test is normal . Ultrasonography is normal.

Just like to know what is the normal range for a child serrum ceruloplasmin for his age???
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Poorna Chandra K.S 26 hours later
Hi and thanks for the query.

Ceruloplasmin is a copper binding protein secreted by the liver. It also has an oxidative function.

Normal serum values of cerruloplasmin are between 20-40mg/dl.

A reduced ceruloplasmin is seen in Wilson's disease which is associated with raised SGOT & SGPT.

KF ring comes later and with purely liver involvement it may be absent in up to 15% of patients.

I would advise you to go for 24hour urinary copper test.

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