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Abnormal values in liver function test after recoveting from dengue. Suggestions?

Hello Doctor, I just now recovored from Dengue , As recommended by doctor I have gone from CBC/LFT Test.In Report me Platelet count is 306 which is in range. Below are the test which have problem - SGOT (AST) - 56 SGPT( ALT ) - 91 GGTP - 993 ALP - 198 Bilirubin Direct - 0.20 Protein - 8.50. Please suggest my Diet and Precuation If any required.
Asked On : Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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You have just recovered from dengue and have elevated liver enzymes. Serum bilirubin is normal. Transient elevation of liver enzymes is common in dengue. There are no dietary precautions required for dengue related hepatitis. For dengue fever you should take plenty of fluids.

If your fever has just subsided that means that you have to be watchful for the next 4-5 days also for these danger signs - any sign of bleeding, vomiting, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, poor oral intake.

I advice you to get your liver enzymes and serum bilirubin tested again after 4 weeks. If the enzymes are still high then you should be evaluated for other causes. Dengue related hepatitis should completely resolve by then.

Hope that helps.


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