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Liver Blood Tests (cont.)

Less Common Causes of Abnormal Aminotransferase Levels

There are many other causes of the abnormally elevated blood liver enzyme levels in addition to those mentioned above. Some of these conditions include the following:

  • Wild mushroom poisoning
  • Wilson's disease, due to excess buildup of copper in the liver
  • Metastatic cancer to the liver (cancer spread from another organ to the liver)
  • Cancer of the liver (hepatocellular carcinoma)
  • Autoimmune hepatitis (the body's own immune system attacking the liver cells)
  • Pregnancy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Gallstones
  • Obesity, which can cause infiltration of fat into liver cells causing inflammation (called fatty liver or steatohepatitis)
  • Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/6/2014

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