Accession Number : AD0781063

Title :   Literature Review: Advances in Evaluating Serum Bilirubin Elevations.

Descriptive Note : Aeromedical Review,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Troxier,Raymond G.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Unexplained elevations in total serum bilirubin are a common and perplexing problem to physicians who must interpret the clinical laboratory screening results in an apparently healthy population. The patients seen by the USAFSAM Consultation Service have a 3.9% incidence of unexplained elevated total serum bilirubin. In order to select and interpret followup studies, the physician must have a thorough understanding of the pathophysiology of conjugated and unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia. The literature on this subject is reviewed, and appropriate followup studies are recommended. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Bile pigments, Blood serum, Liver diseases, Blood diseases, Diagnosis(Medicine)

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE