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Serum gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase activity and bile acids in normal Taiwanese infants.
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PMID:  12607478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To facilitate making a diagnosis of cholestatic liver disease in Taiwan, we have established reference ranges for serum gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (gamma-GT) activity and bile acids in normal Taiwanese infants. The serum level of gamma-GT activity was assayed in 90 normal Taiwanese infants and children aged between 2 days and 2 years old. These data were analyzed in twenty-three 0-3-month-old, twenty-four 4-6-month-old, and forty-three 7-24-month-old infants. The mean values of serum gamma-GT activity were 47.4 +/- 26.6, 21.5 +/- 7.3, and 14.0 +/- 3.2 IU/L for the respective age groups. The highest reference gamma-GT values were 99.5, 35.8, and 20.3 IU/L for the respective age groups. The mean values of serum gamma-GT activity were highest in infants younger than 3 months, and these gradually decreased to the adult level with age (p < 0.01). Serum bile acids were measured in 24 premature and 56 full-term infants. The mean values of serum bile acids were 34.5 +/- 34.5 mumol/L in preterm infants and 18.7 +/- 21.9 mumol/L in full-term babies. The bile acid levels of preterm infants were higher than those in full-term babies (p < 0.01).
Yu-Chih Huang; Huey-Ling Chen; Keh-Sung Tsai; Jen-Ruey Tang; Yen-Hsuan Ni; Mei-Hwei Chang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica Taiwanica = Taiwan er ke yi xue hui za zhi     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1608-8115     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Taiwan     Publication Date:    2002 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-27     Completed Date:  2003-03-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100958202     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Taiwan     Country:  China (Republic: 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Pediatrics and Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, No. 7, Chung-Shan South Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Bile Acids and Salts / blood*
Infant, Newborn
Reference Values
gamma-Glutamyltransferase / blood*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bile Acids and Salts; EC

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