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I have recently had pleurisy and bronchitis fit healthy 30

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I have recently had pleurisy and bronchitis fit healthy 30 year old and the virus took 4 weeks to clear up having 2 courses of antibiotics and a course of prednisalone. I had bloods done and my alat was 46 in comparison to bloods last year the level was 16 this is increased a lot is this due to infection and strained muscles from coughing... advise appreciated

Hello and thank you for your question. I’d be happy to assist you.

The normal range of values for ALAT is about 7 to 56 U/L.

Normal range can vary from lab to lab.

Your result 46 is not so worrisome can be increased due to antibiotics.

And it doesn't suggest any serious concern by itself alone.

You shouldn't worry and it'll reverse to lower side by it's own in next few weeks.

A repeat liver function test can be done after 4 weeks.

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