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J Pediatr. 1994 Aug;125(2):239-41.

Persistent hyperaminotransferasemia resolving after weight reduction in obese children.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.


Nine obese children were referred to our liver disease unit because of asymptomatic, long-standing (range, 4 to 49 months) hyperaminotransferasemia of unknown origin. Ultrasonography showed a "bright" liver in most patients. A hypocaloric diet was prescribed, and the hepatic abnormalities of the complaint patients showed a prompt and persistent improvement that paralleled the loss of excess weight.

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