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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 535

Raised liver enzymes in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes


1 Sanitation 1, Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, China; Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Serbia

Date of Web Publication10-May-2013

Correspondence Address:
Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1, Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand

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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.111688

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Raised liver enzymes in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Indian J Endocr Metab 2013;17:535

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Raised liver enzymes in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Jan 18];17:535. Available from: http://www.ijem.in/text.asp?2013/17/3/535/111688

Sir,

The recent report on "Raised liver enzymes in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes" is quite interesting [1] Saligram et al. concluded that "there is a high incidence of abnormal alanine transaminase (ALT) levels, which is associated with features of the metabolic syndrome (obesity and lipid abnormalities), but not glycemic control." [1] This finding is very interesting. Indeed, liver enzyme abnormalities are a common medical problem. It is no doubt that it can coincide with metabolic syndrome. The detected relationship in this report might be an accidental finding. Saligram et al. quoted that "non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome." [1] However, in the present report, [1] the retrospective review is done. For sure, this assessment cannot exclude the other causes of liver abnormalities (such as alcoholic use and viral hepatitis). Based on the recent report from the USA, where viral hepatitis is not endemic, very high prevalence of hepatitis B seropositivity could be observed among the diabetic patients. [2]

 
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1.Saligram S, Williams EJ, Masding MG. Raised liver enzymes in newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes are associated with weight and lipids, but not glycaemic control. Indian J Endocrinol Metab 2012;16:1012-4.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.Schillie SF, Xing J, Murphy TV, Hu DJ. Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection among persons with diagnosed diabetes mellitus in the United States, 1999-2010. J Viral Hepat 2012;19:674-6.  Back to cited text no. 2
    




 

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