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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can i have a normal liver enzyme (e.g., alt) level and still have chronic hepatitis c?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Oh yes: Some patients with chronic hep c may have normal liver enzymes, or normal enzymes intermittently. Liver function tests (lfts) are not the marker of the disease, or success of treatment; viral load is. Inflammation, scarring is more closely related to viral load and immune response to it.

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