Prevalence of Abnormal Liver Function Tests in COVID-19 Patients at a Tertiary Care Centre.

Conclusion: The prevalence of Abnormal Liver function tests in patients of COVID-19 is 59.04%. Abnormal liver functions were more in males. The average stay in hospital for COVID-19 patients with abnormal LFTs was longer than those with normal LFTs. PMID: 32738845 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research

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