What tests may be useful in differentiating avian influenza (H5N1) from other febrile tropical diseases?

Updated: Apr 23, 2019
  • Author: Hien H Nguyen, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Liver function tests (LFTs) may be useful in differentiating avian influenza from other febrile tropical diseases. Aminotransferase levels are elevated in more than half of all patients with H5N1 infection. [15]


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