biochemical hepatitis

biochemical hepatitis

A term of art referring to any minor increase in liver enzymes—ALT, AST—which may be related to aspirin use in patients with rheumatic fever, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, SLE and Reiter syndrome.

biochemical hepatitis

Lab medicine Any minor ↑ in liver enzymes–ALT, AST, related to aspirin use in Pts with rheumatic fever, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, Reiter syndrome. See ALT, AST, Hepatitis.
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transplant recipients 518 Organ transplanted Kidney 430 (83.0) Liver 61 (11.7) Heart 16 (3.1) Lung 10 (1.9) Combined kidney and liver 1 (0.2) Median age, y 56 Sex F 203 (39.2) M 315 (60.8) Prevalence of persistent biochemical 52 (10.2) hepatitis Cause of biochemical hepatitis Viral hepatitis ([double dagger]) Reactivation of chronic HBV infection 5 (9.6) Chronic HCV infection 7 (13.5) Chronic HEV infection 5 (9.6) CMV reactivation 8 (15.4) Nonviral causes ([dagger]) Drug toxicity 7 (13.5) Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease 3 (5.8) Liver graft rejection 7 (13.5) Biliary anastomotic stricture 5 (9.6) Liver malignancies 2 (3.8) Septic cholestasis 2 (3.8) Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis 1 (1.9) * CMV, cytomegalovirus; HBV, hepatitis B virus; HCV, hepatitis C virus; HEV, hepatitis E virus.

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