Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: Expert Opinions on HIV Cure Research
   
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


ALT level prognostic of immune response?
Feb 27, 2002

Dr. Dieterich, In cases of viral hepatitis, do lower ALT's and AST's indicate a poorer immune response to the infection? Thanks for all your good help to us.

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Yes that is generally true, but there are a lot of exceptions to that rule. Unfortunately, liver disease can progress to cirrhosis without ever revealing itself in an elevated ALT. However inflammation on the biopsy is in a broad way related to AST and ALT. DTD



Previous
HCV Geno1-pegylated interferon candidate
Next
liver biopsy for diagnosis?

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement