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- Decreased PT/INR
- Increased ammonia levels
- Decreased platelets
- Elevated bilirubin
Prolonged PT/INR are noted due to decreased synthesis of prothrombin (liver issues, think issues with coagulation). Increased ammonia is noted because the disease process prevents ammonia from being converted into urea. Platelets are decreased because of anemia (again, coagulation issues). Bilirubin is increased because the liver can't excrete it.
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