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Doctor insights on: Dexamethasone Liver

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Dr. William Singer
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Can prednisone affect liver panel tests?

Can prednisone affect liver panel tests?

Usually not!: It is a n unusual complication primarily of high dose prednisione. People with risk factors for fatty liver, ie. Metabolic syndrome, are more prone to this, since steroids are diabetogenic and cause Insulin resistance. But few patientws not in this category get increased lfts! ...Read more

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Ace levels high, liver enzymes high, possible sarcoidosis dx, can sarcoidosis cause fatty liver on ultrasound. Dr scheduling liver& lymph biopsy.

Ace levels high, liver enzymes high, possible sarcoidosis dx, can sarcoidosis cause fatty liver on ultrasound.  Dr scheduling liver& lymph biopsy.

Sarcoidosis - Liver: The most common radiographic finding of hepatic sarcoidosis is hepatomegaly. Ultrasound can show diffuse increased homogeneous or heterogeneous echogenicity in hepatic sarcoidosis appearing similar to fatty liver. Focal liver nodules (thought to represent coalescence of small granulomas) can also be seen in hepatic sarcoidosis. Liver involvement by sarcoidosis typically responds well to steroids. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline cause elevated liver enzmes?

Can doxycycline cause elevated liver enzmes?

Yes indeed: Some people are sensitive to this stuff and get elevated liver enzymes from it. It's easy to find out -- your physician can recheck you after two weeks off the stuff. The tetracycline family of meds are great, especially for acne, and are life-savers in rickettsial disease, but there are other good substitutes for long-term if one's made you sick. ...Read more

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Does flu cause elevated liver enzymes?

Does flu cause elevated liver enzymes?

May: Flu is a non-specific term and "flu-like" symptoms can occur due to many viral infections, e.g. Cmv, ebv and these viruses can induce liver cell injury and elevate liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis b vaccine given in 1986 cause elevated liver enzymes?

Can hepatitis b vaccine given in 1986 cause elevated liver enzymes?

Should not be...: A hepatitis b vaccination given 27 years ago should not be the cause of elevated liver enzymes currently. ...Read more

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How common is elevated liver enzymes while taking isotrentinoin?

Pretty rare to see: Significant elevation of liver enzymes is reported to be quite rare, although elevated lipids is quite common, esp. triglycerides and LDL. Mild elevation of LDH is reported as is elevated alk phosphatase, but not clinically significant enough to stop treatment. It is advised, however, to monitor regularly during treatment. ...Read more

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Will toBradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) interact with restasis?

Will toBradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) interact with restasis?

No: However, Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) contains a steroid medication, so it should not be used for extended periods without the supervision of your Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Persistently high ggt, why? Alt sometimes high. Sle sufferer. Liver biopsy, gallbladder, blood tests normal. On plaquenil and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil). No alcohol.

Persistently high ggt, why?  Alt sometimes high. Sle sufferer.  Liver biopsy, gallbladder, blood tests normal. On plaquenil and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil). No alcohol.

Liver function: Tests could become elevated from any number of things, most commonly from medications or alcohol, or even blunt external injury. If your liver biopsy is completely normal, you probably should not worry too much. Ask your doctor for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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What else can cause elevated liver enzymes beside hep. Chronic alcohol use, chirrosis. No meds taken.?

Lots of things: Hepatitis is a general term for inflammation of the liver which is often what elevated liver enzymes represent - but many things can cause that inflammatory process. ...Read more

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Can Pulmicort cause fatty liver?

Can Pulmicort cause fatty liver?

No: The simply answer is no. Fatty liver generally speaking is from high, refined carb intake and usually goes along with hyperinsulinism or Insulin resistance state. ...Read more

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Elevated lipase/amylase, no gallbladder, mrcp no infl of pancreas, liver lesion, not a drinker/smoker, only 32, was taking asacol (mesalamine) hd/colazal, opinion?

Elevated lipase/amylase, no gallbladder, mrcp no infl of pancreas, liver lesion, not a drinker/smoker, only 32, was taking asacol (mesalamine) hd/colazal, opinion?

See GI doctor: Its not clear whether you have pain / pancreatitis or how high your levels are. There's a lot of causes of pancreatitis including medicational side effect but it is best to have a GI doctor review your labs / imaging first. ...Read more