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Elevated liver enzymes, were perfect few months ago. Could a flu shot elevate them and skew the results?

In May my liver enzymes were november the three enzymes were 7-10 times higher than normal..I have had 2 mri s that show my liver is in good shape, blood tests/endoscopy/ genetic counseling that determined no celiac ....ggt is normal, aldolase is normal.....I will now be going to a rheumatologist ....I was wondering...if I am to have my liver enzymes checked again in a few weeks would a flu shot elevate my liver enzymes and skew the results?
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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Hello, taffis,
Elevated liver enzymes could be caused by a number of factors.
Hepatitis viruses and other viral diseses such as mononucleosis
can cause this. Certain genetic enzyme deficiency can do this.
In western culture, alcohol is number one cause. Next is
gallbladder and bile duct issues, pancreas problems can cause
liver test abnormalities. Most importantly, drugs both over the
counter and prescription drugs can elevate liver enzymes.
Auto-immune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis can
affect liver and kidneys.
I am glad that your MRI tests, endoscopy and other blood
work were all normal.
As for Flu shot causing elevated liver enzymes , clinically we
don't see it unless as part of severe allergic reaction to the shot.
Influenza virus itself can cause elevated liver enzymes during
active infection.
Hope this gives you some idea of where to look.
I wish you well.
Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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