My son aged 27,height-176cms,weight-99kg had a annual check up & drs digonised him having Fatty lever & did following tests.ASMA(anti smooth muscle body)--Weak positive, Cerulo Plasmin--24(20-60), LKM( lever Kidney Microsome body-0.90(neg below2u/ml) urine copper-19(urineTV.1000ml), ANA(anti nuclear body) -4.1(less than23neg), Gama GT-64(10-40), SGOT/AST-55(15-37) SGPT/ALT-108,,Ferraitin-404(20-300),Uric Acid-9.7(3.6-7.7).blood pr -140/90. Asked to reduce weight & given some medicines including STErOIds-2mg. Is it necessary to take steroid now( some Drs say no) hence this question.
is this situation-ASMA revesible.pl advice
Well, as you probably know, ASMA is associated with autoimmune hepatitis. In autoimmune hepatitis the body attacks its own liver cells causing inflammation and destruction, and hence yes, it is a serious disease. It can eventually lead to scarring of liver and liver failure. However, if caught in time, it can be managed with steroids and other immune-modulator drugs and has a slow course spanning several years. Hence, your doctor may feel it necessary to start steroids early to arrest or considerably slow down the progress. Often other autoimmune diseases like diabetes, thyroiditis, nephritis, anemia, and ulcerative colitis co-exist. Do discuss in detail with your treating doctor. Take care!
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