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ALT dlightly elevated
May 30, 2010

I've had a couple of liver tests with mildly elevated ALT enzymes (38/42) against a long term baseline of about 25. My doctor says that the hospital is "interested" in mild elevations these days and has ordered some more tests including copper and another test for a genetic condition. I am on Nevirapine & Truvada.

I'm curious what the thinking states side is about elevated ALT. Clearly its something that the larger HIV centres in London are keeping a close eye on.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

I am not sure what "interested" means. In other words are they conducting a research study or performing additional tests just on general clinical principles? Certainly the HIV meds you are taking can cause elevated enzymes. But if that is not the reason, then certainly a multitude of other conditions, medications, infections, etc could be involved. I am nost sure given that very slight elevation I would immediately go to ordering those additional tests.



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