Fascicolo monotematico "Le Ipertransaminasemie"
Gabriella Nebbia, Marcello Farallo
1Servizio di epatologia e nutrizione Pediatrica, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano
Serum aspartate aminotransferase and serum alanine aminotransferase are released from necrotic liver cells into the circulation, causing elevated serum concentrations. Hepatitis that lasts more than 6 months is considered chronic and has many causes, including infectious, autoimmune, metabolic, genetic, drug-related ones. Liver biopsy is the gold standard for the diagnosis of almost all liver diseases.