Am I suffering from any disease?
Q: I am a 25 years old female weighing 50 kg. My serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) is 84 (normal range is 30-46) and my serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) is 68 (normal range is 15-37). It is for the first time that my SGPT level has been found elevated. One month back my SGPT was 62 and SGOT was 56. Am I suffering from any disease?
A:I note that you are a young female with slightly raised SGPT which has been detected recently. I also note that you are non-obese. Let me tell you that there are various reasons for raised LFT results. Some important causes are:
- Fatty liver, commonly seen in obese but also seen in non-obese individuals as well
- Viral hepatitis
- Effects of drugs or toxins
- Autoimmune hepatitis
- Following any viral or bacterial illness (as a part of systemic infection)
- Other causes