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A 25-year-old female asked:

What can cause elevated liver enzymes?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Many things: Elevated liver enzymes can be caused by inflammattion and infection (hepatiitis), trauma to liver, medications toxic to liver, alcohol, fatty liver, cirrhosis, liver cancer etc.
Dr. Inaam Schneider
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Liver insult : Anything that can insult the liver and injure the liver cells , can cause elevated liver functions - viral illness such as Hepatitis A , B , C , mononucleosis , CMV - gall bladder disease - Sny non specific Vial illness - GB t
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Many: Unfortunately the possibilities are numerous. Genetic disorders, infectious disease, medications, alcohol. Many more possibilities.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What causes "elevated liver enzymes"?

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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 26 years experience
Too Many: There are simply a multitude of causes that can cause "elevated liver enzymes". Seek professional advice from a gastroenterologist or "liver specialist".
A 46-year-old member asked:

Elevated liver enzymes. What can cause this and what does it mean?

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Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 56 years experience
Many causes.: Hepatitis, cancer, medicines, some hereditary conditions to name a few. However, it definitely needs follow-up. You need to see an internist for a proper evaluation.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Would elevated liver enzymes cause a fever?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No but the cause....: No.But the cause of the elevated enzymes, whether some inflammatory process, including infection, may trigger a febrile response.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can anorexia cause elevated liver enzymes?

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Dr. Andrew Poleszak
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: It is quite common.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

Why some drugs causes elevated liver enzymes?

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Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 22 years experience
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 prior to excretion via the kidneys (urine) or feces or breath or via sweating. The liver breaks down these chemicals into metabolites and the liver is the one that decides which drug get metabolized and which do not. Everything in blood pass liver.

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