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Liver counts
Jul 27, 2001

It seems clear by your answers that transaminasas do not determine state of liver, and you could be progressing with out even knowing. But what do transaminas meassure? And could it happen having high trasaminasas counts due to just toxicity of hiv treatment, not meaning that your hep c might be progressing?

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Transaminases AST and ALT formerly known as SGOT and SGPT measure liver cells dying and releasing their enzymes into the blood. Anything that causes that will elevate liver enzymes, including hepatitis, drug toxicity or even gallstones. They are a very nonspecific sign of liver inflammation. DTD



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