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Clinical Cemistry Parameters and HIV/AIDS
Apr 4, 2008

What is the effect of HIV/AIDS on Clinical Chemistry Parameters such as ALT, AST, Creatinine, Urea, Potassium, Glucose and Total Protein?

Response from Dr. Henry

HIV infection generally has no direct effect on most of those blood chemistry parameters but can indirectly impact them if their is liver (ALT. AST), kidney (Cr, urea, potassium)) or metabolic (glucose) if a patient develops AIDS-related disease processes or side effects from treatment. The one exception is total protein levels which are usually elevated in HIV infection (most often due to elevated gamma globulin levels). KH



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