Measurement practices of alanine aminotransferase in children: Temporal changes and etiology for increased values

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Data on alanine aminotransferase (ALT) measurement practices and diagnoses associated with increased values are limited. We evaluated these issues by collecting ALT measurements from 1- to 16-year-old patients investigated in 1992–2018 in a tertiary center. Diagnoses were gathered in 2008–2018. Altogether 145,092 measurements from 28,118 children were taken 42% undergoing repeated testing. Testing increased from 21/1000 to 81/1000 children and the prevalence of elevated values fluctuated between 18% and 26%. An increase was seen especially in emergency care and departments of rheumatology, gastroenterology, hemato-oncology, and psychiatry. Common acute causes associated with elevated ALT were infections (45%), hemato-oncologic conditions (17%), and external reasons (13%), whereas autoimmune diseases (28%), psychiatric conditions (14%), and metabolic-dysfunction associated steatotic liver disease (10%) were common chronic causes. In conclusion, ALT testing increased 3.9-fold while the proportion of increased values remained stable, indicating that increased testing was justified. However, in some departments the testing efficiency was low.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Julkaisu Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaE-pub ahead of print - 2024
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä

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!!ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Gastroenterology

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