Feb 11, 2007
My dad has Hep. A his liver count is 240. What is the normal count for a persons liver. He also was diagnosed with viral meningitus. He has been hospitalized for 2 wks. Now home but very weak still and seems very sick. How long will it take for him to get back to good health?
Response from Dr. McGovern
Hepatitis A does not cause chronic liver disease.
I am not sure why his liver function tests are abnormal, but would repeat them again to see if they are improving after his current illness.
I would discuss with your provider what kind of viral meningitis your father has. The type of viral meningitis is important since people with coxsackie virus may recover faster than someone with West Nile, for example. Many people who have viral meningitis never know the exact cause; but they do recover over time.
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