|SGPT & SGOT LEVEL
Nov 25, 2006
A child of two years, whose SGPT Level is increasing day by day earlier it was 376 & 381 respectively now its 429 & 409, please suggest medication procedure. Thanks Robin
| Response from Dr. Young
Thank you for your post.
SGPT and SGOT are the "transaminase" enzymes that are used as lab markers of liver inflammation or injury. Most commercial lab's upper limit of normal is around 50-75 units. The child's labs show very significant elevations that are clearly abnormal.
The medical "procedure" is to find out what is causing the liver inflammation-- this could be a wide variety of things, ranging from infection (like hepatitis virus), to medications (acetominophen, some HIV medications, for example). The specific treatment, of course, depends on the cause. BY
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