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Are there benign causes of elevated liver enzymes in teenagers?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is very common for liver enzymes to go up transiently, especialy in children.
Something as simple as a viral bug or a growth spurt can do this. Typically these resolve in 4-6 weeks. Persistantly elevated enzymes should be worked up.

In brief: Yes

It is very common for liver enzymes to go up transiently, especialy in children.
Something as simple as a viral bug or a growth spurt can do this. Typically these resolve in 4-6 weeks. Persistantly elevated enzymes should be worked up.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Which enzymes?

Agree with Dr. N.

Alkaline phosphatase, a liver enzyme, has normally higher values on growing children.

In brief: Which enzymes?

Agree with Dr. N.

Alkaline phosphatase, a liver enzyme, has normally higher values on growing children.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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