A 25-year-old male asked:
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would having mono 5 years ago cause a blood test to show possibility of autoimmune liver disease today?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: In fact, if you have labs suggesting autoimmune hepatitis, i would be very concerned and would be hammering away at my doctor for all the information i could get. It is possible that an old hepatitis (infectious mono, hepatitis a) may trigger autoimmune hepatitis -- the jury's out on this, but it's moot. Please comply with your diagnosis and if needed treatment, and enjoy a long healthy life.
Answered on Mar 4, 2013

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