Irene Lang, MD; Kurt Huber, MD; Julia Capek, MD; Dietmar H. Glogar, MD; Peter Probst, MD; Fritz Kaindl, MD
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To the Editor: Acute increases (hepatitis-like) in liver enzymes, without clinical evidence of viral hepatitis, have been reported only occasionally and have been termed ischmic hepatitis (1-6). From September 1985 to September 1987, hepatitis-like increases in liver enzymes have occurred in 12 patients at our cardiac care unit 6 to 72 hours after a documented drop in systemic systolic blood pressure below 70 mm Hg (duration range, 4 to 48 hours). Peak values of plasma aspartate aminotrans- ferase (1302 ± 450 U/mL), alanine aminotransferase (1514 ± 1026 U/mL), and lactic dehydrogenase (2387 ± 1324 U/mL) could be measured after 48
Lang I, Huber K, Capek J, et al. Furosemide and Increases in Liver Enzymes. Ann Intern Med. 1988;109:845. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-109-10-845
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(10):845.
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