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What are the underlying causes for high alkaline phosphate levels? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-Nov-2013
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User:ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE PHOTOMETRY 104 U/l M:53 to 128 - F:42 to 98
User:What could be the reason behind high ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE
User:and how to bring it under control
Doctor:this is slightly above the normal
Doctor:It may be due to acute infection like fever
Doctor:Please repeat the test after 2 weeks
Doctor:It would be normal by then
User:We did
Doctor:nothing to be done for it now
User:a test was done almost 2o days before
User:no fever
User:so what could be the other reason
Doctor:high metabolic activity
Doctor:acute alcohol consumption
User:elaborate please
User:high metabolic activity
Doctor:like high bone turnover
Doctor:drugs that damage the liver
Doctor:bone problems like rickets, tumors
Doctor:chronic renal failure
Doctor:endocrine problems such as hyper parathyroidisnm
Doctor:all these can present with high ALP
User:How to bring it under control ?
Doctor:we need to find the underlying cause and treat it
User:Is 104 a sign of worry ?
User:and what test need to be done to figure out the exact cause ?
Doctor:104 is not worrisome at all
Doctor:extensive evaluation needs to be done
Doctor:LIver function test
Doctor:hepatitis screen
User:what is the test called ?
Doctor:same as mentioned above
User:k thanks
Doctor:my pleasure
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