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A 39-year-old female asked:

can all autoimmune diseases be detected in blood work? i have had extensive tests ran. i have fatty liver disease with borderline enlargement.

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes , some : In autoimmune disease the body not recognize it own tissue and attacks an organ or organs (systemic disease ) as a result antibodies are released and they will be detected in the blood like crp, (c reactive protein ) ANA , (antinuclear a) af ( rhematoid factor ) ENA , elivated sed rate (ESR) maybe more ask your doctor. Make sure to take care of fatty liver
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
No surrogate markers: There are no surrogate serum markers for autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).The AIH score without liver biopsy findings was not useful for diagnosing AIH in NAFLD patients. In patients with elevated ANA titers and risk factors for NAFLD, it is very important to perform a liver biopsy to make a definitive diagnosis before treatment.

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Last updated Feb 26, 2019

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