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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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    Can flu cause elevation in the liver enzymes?

I recently had a liver enzyme test and the numbers were elevated. I had what I thought was the flu; vomiting etc. and close to 2 weeks when I wasnt better I went to see a physician and they ordered blood work finding the elevated enzymes. I RARELY drink alcohol and hadnt had any for at least a month or more before I was ill. They followed up with Hepatitis test, all were normal and negative for A-C. I did have the test re-ordered a week later and my levels are now within normal limits. Can the flu cause elevated liver enzymes? What would cause these numbers to fluctuate? I have Scleroderma (systemic sclerosis) and Im wondering if I should contact my rheumatologist about the one time elevated enzymes?
Tue, 9 Sep 2014
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Hello,
Any systemic infection in the body sometimes can cause liver enzymes to rise, what exactly did u suffer with? Any major infection? And what kind of treatment are you on for Scleroderma?
Thank you.
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