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Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses, including most commonly hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c, or by toxins (eg alcohol). The liver swells, it doesn't work properly leading to a failure to detoxify some biochemical substances, and a failure to excrete bilirubin, leading to jaundice. Some cases are fatal, ...Read more
Mono: Infectious mono, a virus that causes severe pharyngitis, abdominal pain, spleen enlargement, and sometimes inflammation of the liver, is a recognized cause of viral hepatitis. Mono is due to the epstein barr virus which is very different from the hepatitis a, hepatitis b, or hepatitis c virus that causes most cases of hepatitis. ...Read more
That is hepatitis: When your liver enzymes are elevated like that, it IS actually hepatitis. You've had the VIRAL causes of hepatitis and EBV (mono) eliminated-but there could still be other causes. Your doc should do more testing, particularly if you are not getting better. Certain doctors within the field of gastroenterology specialize in liver disease -we call them hepatologists. Try to see one of those if needed ...Read more
My ALT is 76; AST 54. I tested positive for high ANA but neg for hepatitis, mono or epst. Bar virus. Ct scan of abdomen normal. Next steps?
High ANA titer: Anti nuclear antibodies high titer means you may have an auto immune disease and you need to have further testing to find the cause.Presence of ANA is indicative of lupus erythematosus present in 80to90% of cases, but it also occurs in other auto immune disaese such as auto immune hepatitis, sjogren syndrome, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis and&dermatomyosits, addison disease and others. ...Read more
Have now? or had?: Common viral infection. About 80% adults in us have past history mono:caused by 1 of 2 viruses: epstein-barr and cytomegalovirus. Active infection: contagious, don't swap spit. Past history: over and done. Acute infection: fatigue, sore throat, swollen glands, maybe tonsillitis, hepatitis, big spleen, anemia; usually over in 2 weeks, recovery can last 6 months. No spec rx gen; rest, no alcoho. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infectious mononucleosis is also known as Mono. Infectious mononucleosis is an infectious illness caused by a virus, called Ebstein Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more
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