Hyperbilirubinaemia in acute ischaemic stroke

Y. Herishanu, O. Abramsky, S. Lavy

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Liver function tests were studied in 73 patients with acute ischaemic cerebrovascular events and were compared with those in a group of 63 control subjects with a similar age and sex distribution. Bilirubin values above 1.1 mg 100 ml were found in 23 (31.5%) of the stroke patients and in only 2 patients in the control group. In the great majority of cases the other liver function tests were within normal limits. The bilirubin values returned to normal several days after the cerebrovascular event. A direct influence of the brain lesion on the polarity of the liver cell is suggested as a possible mechanism for the hyperbilirubinaemia in these cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-420
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1971
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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