Tag: AST

  • Viral hepatitis

    Viral hepatitis

    1- SOME DEFINITIONS: * Hepatitis fulminant: is defined by a prothrombin time (PT) <50% with clinical signs of hepatic encephalopathy. If the time between jaundice and encephalopathy is> 2 weeks (<3 months) we speak of sub-fulminant hepatitis. The principal offending virus are viruses A, B, D. * Severe Hepatitis: n is defined as prothrombin time…

  • Hypertransaminasemia


    Transaminases are two in number: – Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) which is located in the liver, myocardium and skeletal muscle; – Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) that is ubiquitous (liver, myocardium, muscle, kidney, blood cells …). Adult levels are reached adolescence, they are not affected by the menstrual cycle or pregnancy, for against oral contraception and menopause appear…