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42873Re: [FH] Elevated ALT

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  • Kristen G
    Jul 27, 2011
      My non-HCM kitty had elevated ALT, and much more elevated that your Jack -- I
      think it was 5 or 600 something like that. We repeated the test and it was
      still high. So, we did the abdominal ultrasound which was absolutely normal and
      a couple of months after the whole thing started the number was back to normal.
      Just my experience. I don't know if this helps you.

      It might be worth talking to the vet about repeating the bloodwork in a month or
      what the possible causes could be. My memory of the things that I read at the
      time is that there was some mention that this could be caused by infection,
      which was a reason to find out more so that you could give antibiotics if
      needed. That is why I wanted to get to the bottom of it. I would want to know
      if the potential causes are treatable or not, I guess.


      From: s.theye <veery@...>
      To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wed, July 27, 2011 2:02:03 PM
      Subject: [FH] Elevated ALT


      I was hoping to get some opinions. Have any of your heart kitties had elevated
      liver enzymes show up during routine blood work?

      At my HCM kitty Jack's yearly echo this past June, they did blood work, and his
      ALT was 240. I think the normal upper range is 100. We repeated blood work at
      his regular vet's 3 weeks later and it had dropped to @ 200 I think, but still
      above upper normal.

      Jack's vet would like him to have an abdominal ultrasound, which I worry about
      mainly because of the stress factor. She said it could be nothing or it could
      be something, so I am not sure whether to put him through the stress of a
      possible unnecessary procedure, or just wait and see if it goes back to normal
      in a few months.

      Anyone have any experience with this? Jack hates car rides and I think with
      abdominal ultrasound he would have to be on his back....


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