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Neglected liver function tests
  1. Philip D Welsby
  1. Correspondence to Philip D Welsby, 1 Burnbrae, Edinburgh EH12 8UB, UK; philipwelsby{at}

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The paper ‘Evaluation of abnormal liver function tests’1 made several important points.

However, there are other ‘liver function tests’ that do not receive the attention they deserve. We must not forget clinical values. Although the number of patients was small, an analysis of 80 patients (rightly or wrongly) admitted to a regional infectious diseases unit because of jaundice revealed that features that suggested an acute hepatitis were age of the patient (the …

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