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Rabies Vaccine positive impact on my Liver Enzymes?

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Old 12-22-2009, 05:20 AM   #1
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Rabies Vaccine positive impact on my Liver Enzymes?

I realize this sounds odd and may just be a coincidence, but I thought I would ask.

For the past dozen years, maybe even longer, my liver enzymes has always been elevated. Nothing too crazy, I think my ALT was 66.. sometimes a little higher, but almost always consistent at 66. Specialist didn't seem concerned as it really never went higher.

About a month ago, I had another blood test. ALT still at 66, no surprises.

About a week before that, I cleaned up trash after a raccoon had been through it... i had cuts on my hand so it was a dumb move. went and talked to a doctor about it and he said while possible, the chance of there being saliva containing rabies being on the trash and getting into my wounds was relatively slim.. I really didn't worry about it.

Then things got wierd... had an insane level of non-stop anxiety for at least a week... thing got a little better after that. Head felt odd (empty) and my left hand kept itching every day. I went to see another doctor who contacted the health dept. They said the rabies possibility was minimal but the not worth chancing, so I started receiving the shots. That was 22 days after the exposure which is normally considered a bit late.

anyway, i had another blood test recently (about 1 month after the test I mentioned above) and guess what.. liver enzymes back to normal after all these years. AST, ALT 22 and 37 (I may have the numbers reversed).

Just a coincidence (I'm assuming this) or could have the rabies shots cleared up something else going on with my liver? I realize this is a totally odd scenario and question, but I wanted to ask.

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Old 12-28-2009, 01:09 PM   #2
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Re: Rabies Vaccine positive impact on my Liver Enzymes?

There is no link between your liver enzymes getting better and the rabies vaccine, but what I"m more concerned about is why you have raised liver enzymes in the first place. AST of 66 is not all that high, BUT, it is definitely not normal. Have you had a full workup by someone who pratices internal medicine? (i.e. not just a family doctor). There are hepatologists who say that even an AST of 49 is not normal and a cause should be aggressively sought out.

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