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Strong link found between abnormal liver tests and poor COVID-19 outcomes

Strong link found between abnormal liver tests and poor COVID-19 outcomes

New Haven, Conn. — Researchers at the Yale Liver Center found that patients with COVID-19 presented with abnormal liver tests at much higher rates than suggested by earlier studies. They also discovered that higher levels of liver enzymes — proteins released when the liver is damaged — were associated with poorer outcomes for these patients, including ICU admission, mechanical ventilation, and death.

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