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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Can glandular fever lead to confusion and high asl liver enzymes?

Infectious mono. If by glandular fever you mean infectious mononucleosis, it can lead to hepatitis, fever and may be confusion. See this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mononucleosis/ds00352. Read more...