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Question: 17 year old liver enzymes elevated


 cyanide_sunshine - Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:01 am

I received the glorious gift of mononucleosis by Epstein Barr titer about six months ago.
As of one week ago today, my AST and ALT enzymes are still twice what they should be. Could there be anything else? This doesn't feel like mono.
 Dr. Heba Ismail - Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:10 am

Hello cyanide_sunshine,
Most elevated liver enzymes return to normal value within 3 months after mono infection.
Some cases have been reported where enzymes remained elevated for up to 12 months.
However, I suggest you discuss with your doctor the possibility of performing other confirmatory lab tests to exclude other causes of hepatitis.

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