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What does high SGOT and SGPT mean?

my daughter had high fever on and off and her full blood count revealed a platlet drop it droped to 116,000 and picked up now but her sgpt and sgot is 256 and 104 her dengue antegent was negative and antibody g was positive what is the reason for elevated sgpt and sgot
Tue, 28 May 2019
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SGOT and SGPT are sensitive indicators of liver damage or injury from different types of diseases or conditions, and collectively they are termed liver tests or liver blood tests.

So the next step is to look for certain liver damage and the most common cause is fatty liver disease. It should be confirmed by ultrasound. Other causes are viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, medications, alcohol intake or autoimmune diseases.

To verify the exact cause, US, bilirubin levels and tumor markers should be additionally done Then appropriate treatment can be started.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon
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