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Author Topic: ALT - please please read.  (Read 4360 times)

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Offline Hev70

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ALT - please please read.
« on: November 28, 2017, 10:49:25 am »
Hello everyone and thanks for taking the time to read if you did.

I am currently undergoing blood tests for hep so not 100% if I have it as of yet however one of the main concerns of my doctors at the minute is a severely elevated level of ALT in a standard liver function test. Just wondering if anyone else has had this?


Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: ALT - please please read.
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 07:53:58 pm »
Hi, Hev70. As you can see in my sig file below, my ALT had gotten considerably above normal by the time I started treatment. Yes, hep C is a possible cause for a severely elevated level of ALT. There are many other causes, including vigorous exercise! You don't say whether any of the other tests in your liver panel were way out of range, but here's a web page that lets you see how your doctors are working toward a diagnosis:

Please feel welcome to post other questions as you go along.

9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline Lynn K

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Re: ALT - please please read.
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 01:24:09 am »
Usually for those with hep c ALT and AST are elevated but only slightly. As Gnatty has said there are many possible causes for elevated ALT hoping your doctors find the cause and that it is a simple benign reason.

Here is a link to more information about high ALT

Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!


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