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flu vaccine causing elevated liver enzymes

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Not even a little bit. No relation there.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
May: Flu is a non-specific term and "flu-like" symptoms can occur due to many viral infections, e.g. Cmv, ebv and these viruses can induce liver cell injur ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Should not be...: A hepatitis b vaccination given 27 years ago should not be the cause of elevated liver enzymes currently.
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A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Vaccine unlikely to: cause liver injury, which is usually detected by analyzing AST and ALT. Mild elevations of AST and ALT might be seen from inflammation of the muscle ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
No: not normally. Pertussis normally causes an elevation of atypical lymphocytes on a complete blood count.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No but the cause....: No.But the cause of the elevated enzymes, whether some inflammatory process, including infection, may trigger a febrile response.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
No : It should not.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Too Many: There are simply a multitude of causes that can cause "elevated liver enzymes". Seek professional advice from a gastroenterologist or "liver specialis ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: If the numbers are extremely high it could be a sign of full on liver failure. The numbers don't kill you. Its the fact that the liver isn't working a ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hepatitis: Elevated antithyroglobulin antibodies doesn't explain the elevated liver enzymes. Has an hepatitis panel or ultrasound of the liver and gallbladder be ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Drug-induced LFT: No. Usually drug-induced elevated liver enzyme (lft) is reversible when the offending drug is removed. Of note, drug-induced elevated lft can be very ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: Yes, among many other things.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Depends. check w/MD: Hepatitis means liver inflammation-lots of causes, including several viruses, parasites, drugs, toxins, alcohol, immunologic, pregnancy associated cha ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Blood tests are: Just that, tests. Scan is an image, a picture. You didn't say how elevated your liver enzyme tests are, but if they are really high and stay there o ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: All of the information you have given is compatible with gallbladder diseaase also. There could be other problems but do not have enough information t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: This should not happen as the vaccine has reactivity with your immune system, not your liver.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Damage to liver: Microvesicular fatty infiltration of hepatocytes (liver cells) is directly toxic to the liver. When liver cells are damaged or destroyed, they release ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
No: High liver enzymes can be due to meny causes and do not always mean hepatitis b.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
21 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Liver metabolism: The body recognizes substances as foreign and tries to get rid of them as fast as possible. Some chemicals need to be broken down into metabolites p ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Impossible to tell: You will need to follow up with your GI DR closely and follow their instructions Impossible to give you any other response, without knowing you full ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Inflammation: When there is inflammation in the liver as a result of an insult, liver tests can become elevated.

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