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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Have High Levels Of Liver Enzymes After The Flu And Fevers

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Why do I have high levels of liver enzymes after the flu and fevers?

Why do I have high levels of liver enzymes after the flu and fevers?

Liver working: Liver cells can be infected by viruses, resulting in the death of these cells and the subsequent leakage of liver enzymes. Alternatively, liver cells produce proteins needed to fight infections, including c-reactive protein and a sedimentation rate. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy or having a cold/flu elevate your liver enzyme levels? Alt level is 54. Is this considered high?

Some perhaps: Depends on the virus...And on the medicines you are taking, either regularly or for the cold/flu symptoms. Alt=54 is not very high--i would not worry about it. Could ask your dr to recheck it in about 2 weeks (when over cold, etc.) to allay fears, but not essential if no right upper abdominal pain / nausea / stool color changes / yellowing of skin. ...Read more

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Does flu cause elevated liver enzymes?

Does flu cause elevated liver enzymes?

May: Flu is a non-specific term and "flu-like" symptoms can occur due to many viral infections, e.g. Cmv, ebv and these viruses can induce liver cell injury and elevate liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Positive test to epstein barr 3 yrs go. Had 'post viral syndrome' since. Symptoms: ongoing flu and malaise. Elevated rf, liver enzymes. What can I do?

Positive test to epstein barr 3 yrs go. Had 'post viral syndrome' since. Symptoms: ongoing flu and malaise. Elevated rf, liver enzymes. What can I do?

See specialists...: A rheumatologist and an infectious disease specialist can evaluate to see if more can be done to decrease symptoms. A hepatologist (liver specialist) can help if there is ongoing liver damage. An immunologist (specialist in immune system disorders) may have some helpful ideas also. ...Read more

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Why would my liver enzyme tests in a normal person rise to ALT 300's and AST 200's with the flu?

Why would my liver enzyme tests in a normal person rise to ALT 300's and AST 200's with the flu?

Complicated: One thing which distinguishes influenza from many other viral infections is its systemic manifestations. It would not be surprising to see a low grade hepatitis in association with this. If the pulmonary involvement were severe enough there might be low grade right sided failure with hepatic congestion which could do this. Or you might have something other than influenza. ...Read more

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My 2 1/2 year old son has a fever of 101 for more than a week. Liver enzymes are high. Any clue what the cause is.

My 2 1/2 year old son has a fever of 101 for more than a week.  Liver enzymes are high.  Any clue what the cause is.

Most likely...: ...Infectious mono, but other possibilities exist. Your doctor should observe closely and test as needed. ...Read more

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Would elevated liver enzymes cause a fever?

Would elevated liver enzymes cause a fever?

No but the cause....: No.But the cause of the elevated enzymes, whether some inflammatory process, including infection, may trigger a febrile response. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more