Aug 13, 2006
I have had several instances of KS over the past 15yrs. They have all been the size of a pea or smaller on my skin and have resolved after either being frozen or cut out. My question is that I have had 2 abnormally high liver enzyme tests. 2 weeks ago AST/ALT 146/366...the next week 101/254. I am currently not on any meds. I also have no symptoms. Could this be a possible KS infection in my liver? If so, how would this be diagnosed? I am having a hard time finding any information on this subject. Should I go back on a HART regimine?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
The elevation of these liver enzymes are a nonspecific finding and could be related to many different medical conditions including KS. You don't indicate what your current CD4 count or viral load is and why you are not on HIV meds currently. I think you need to work with your doctor to determine a cause for the elevation first before making the decision about restarting HIV meds.
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