Posts Tagged ‘jaundice’

Alcohol (OH) and the Skin – Jaundice (Icterus) (For professionals)

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Jaundice due to the deposition of billirubin, product of the breakdown of heme: accumulation in the liver due to impaired hepatic conjugation. It subsequently binds tissues with a special affinity to elastin. detectable with serum levels above 2.5 mg/dL The ocular sclera are often the first to turn yellow. Differential Diagnosis (DD): prehepatic, hepatic (Primary […]

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