|Fatty Liver from Stribild?
Mar 1, 2013
I was diagnosed + about three years ago, and my current labs are 478 cd4, 30.4%. I recently had a CT Scan performed due to some stomach discomfort and the results were mostly unremarkable except for "incidental fatty liver" being seen.
I had a similar CT Scan run a year ago with no notations of fatty liver.
Could the Stribild cause fatty liver to develop in only a few months? My most recent labs show AST of 40 (with 40 being the high end of normal) and ALT of 67 (0-44 being normal).
I am not overweight, lift weights 6 days per week, and do cardio 4 days per week (2 miles of running or 30 minutes on an eliptical machine). I appear very fit, and my diet is relatively healthy though I can afford to eat more lowfat meals. I also am not a big drinker; I don't drink but about once or twice per month, but when I do I tend to drink 5+ drinks.
I appreciate any information/advice you can provide. I intend to follow up with my Gastro and ID doctors as well but would appreciate your opinion in addition to theirs'. Thank you.
| Response from Dr. Young
Hi and thanks for posting.
There's nothing in the current literature to suggest that Stribild's medications are associated with excess risk of fatty liver, but a good starting point would be to have the radiologists actually compare side-by-side the two CT scans. This can usually be very easily accomplished.
Hope that helps; let us know how things turn out. BY
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