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high alt levels
Apr 10, 2005

hi barbara i hope u are fine i am hoping u can help me with this question i have high alt levels 146 i test negative for hiv and hep a b and c 8 months after my last exposer i was wondering is 8 months enough testing for hiv and hep and if overweight and have fatty liver high hemaglobin and high iron can that cause my alt levels to be high thank u and i hope u will respone.

Response from Dr. McGovern

The question you ask is excellent. Although we tend to focus on viral hepatitis, you have had a thorough work-up and the answer is yes - you can have other causes of liver disease, such as steatohepatitis and hemochromatosis.

I would strongly suggest you see a liver specialist to be evaluated further for a liver biopsy.

Dr. McGovern



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