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R Ramdial

Evaluation of Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) and Gamma-glutamyl Transferase (GGT) in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) at the Diabetic Clinic, Guyana

Synopsis: 
High prevalence of elevated ALT and GGT in type 2 diabetic patients showed a strong association to metformin and ethnicity in particular those of Indian decent. Family history showed a greater risk factor of high ALT followed by current illness.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the prevalence of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) abnormalities and contributing factors in adult patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus at the diabetic clinic of public hospital, Guyana.

Accepted: 
12 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 12 Aug, 2016

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