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Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease ›› 2023, Vol. 4 ›› Issue (2): 110-114.doi: 10.19983/j.issn.2096-8493.20220163

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Attach importance to the differential diagnosis of abnormal liver function in tuberculosis patients

Ge Qiping, Gao Mengqiu()   

  1. Department of Tuberculosis, Beijing Chest Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 101149,China
  • Received:2022-10-29 Online:2023-04-20 Published:2023-04-07
  • Contact: Gao Mengqiu,


Liver function injury is a common adverse drug reaction in the course of treatment of tuberculosis patients. Abnormal liver function can be caused by various types of hepatitis virus, drug or poison poisoning, autoimmune liver diseases, alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cholestasis, et al.Sometimes it is difficult to diagnose the cause of liver injury. In clinical practice, it need to combine the history, biochemistry, etiology imaging and even liver biopsy to make a definite diagnosis. Clinically, in case of tuberculosis patients with abnormal liver function,it is necessary to identify the causes quickly and scientifically and intervene early meanwhile.It can contribute to the smooth progress of anti-tuberculosis treatment and improve the prognosis.

Key words: Tuberculosis, Hepatic insufficiency, Drug induced liver injury, Diagnosis, differential

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