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Can ALT numbers be high and AST low?

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Dr. Joseph Rank
Pathology

In brief: Yes

Ast and alt are measures of liver enzymes and often are elevated in the setting of hepatitis or other causes of injury to liver cells.
However sometimes one or the other will be much more elevated. Sometimes fatty liver due to alcohol or some drugs/toxins can affect one enzyme more than the other.

In brief: Yes

Ast and alt are measures of liver enzymes and often are elevated in the setting of hepatitis or other causes of injury to liver cells.
However sometimes one or the other will be much more elevated. Sometimes fatty liver due to alcohol or some drugs/toxins can affect one enzyme more than the other.
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