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What causes liver enzymes to be elevated in fatty liver?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
Internal Medicine

In brief: Damage to liver

Microvesicular fatty infiltration of hepatocytes (liver cells) is directly toxic to the liver. When liver cells are damaged or destroyed, they release their enzymes (ast, alt) into the bloodstream.

In brief: Damage to liver

Microvesicular fatty infiltration of hepatocytes (liver cells) is directly toxic to the liver. When liver cells are damaged or destroyed, they release their enzymes (ast, alt) into the bloodstream.
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