Table 3

Proportion of patients with abnormal LFT at hospital admission and at respective peak levels

Liver biochemistry abnormalities at admission
Liver biochemistry abnormality of any kind125 (57.6%)
ALT elevation59 (27.2%)
AST elevation91 (41.9%)
GGT elevation80 (36.9%)
ALP elevation22 (10.1%)
TBIL elevation10 (4.6%)
Hypoalbuminaemia71 (32.7%)
Liver biochemistry abnormalities at respective peak levels*
Liver biochemistry abnormality of any kind179 (82.5%)
ALT elevation139 (64.1%)
AST elevation156 (71.9%)
GGT elevation130 (59.9%)
ALP elevation65 (30.0%)
TBIL elevation43 (19.8%)
Hypoalbuminaemia109 (50.2%)
  • Variables are presented as number and percentage (n (%)).

  • *Albumin levels are presented at respective minimal levels.

  • ALP, alkaline phosphatase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; GGT, gamma-glutamyltransferase; LFT, liver function test; TBIL, total bilirubin; ULN, upper limit of normal.