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Abnormally high liver enzymes, jaundice, tired. What will be the diagnosis?

My brother is 65 and an alcoholic. His doctor is doing more blood and urine tests because certain enzymes were abnormally high concerning his liver. He has already been diagnosed with pancreatitis. As of today, he is seriously jaundiced and very tired. What do you believe will be the diagnosis with his liver? I am expecting cirrhosis and a downhill spiral from here.
Asked On : Wed, 9 Oct 2013
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Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist (DM).

You haven't mentioned which enzyme is elevated. I hope either it is SGOT/SGPT or serum alkaline phosphatase, but again what about bilirubin (haven't mentioned that also). I will advise you to upload these reports.

However it may be because of intake of alcohol. Other possibilities may be obesity, Heptitis B, Hepatitis C, Autoimmune liver disease

So he need to be investigated for these before anything can be diagnosed


I hope I have answered your query and this will help you. If you have any further query I will be happy to answer that too. Remain in touch and get-well soon.
Answered: Wed, 9 Oct 2013
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