The Approach to the HIV-Infected Patient With Specific Symptom Complexes/Common Presentations

  • Author: Steven C. Johnson, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)

Summary

  • Elevated liver enzymes are frequent in persons with HIV infection
    • Markedly elevated liver enzymes with jaundice suggests acute viral hepatitis
    • Lower, more chronic elevations could be due to HBV, HCV, hepatic steatosis, alcoholic liver disease, and adverse effects of ART or other medications

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