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Have ALT of 52. Does food poisoning lower this level?

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I have an ALT of 52 after a week dealing with the after affects of blood poisoning. Would Food Poisoning lower this level?

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Posted Sun, 4 Nov 2012 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 23 minutes later

Thank you for the query.

ALT is very uncharacteristic sign of liver cell diseases. It may be affected by many factors including viral infection, spicy foods, alcohol, medicines metabolized by liver, increased bile tension and even liver trauma. It may get increased while food poisoning present (especially when vomiting or taking medicines) and it should get back to normal level during recovering.
ALT 52 is a very good result and should not bother you.

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