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Which organ metabolizes corticosteroids? (Prednisone, Decadron, (dexamethasone) Medrol) would it be the Liver or the Kidneys?
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
Mirtazapine-elevated liver enzymes. Does drug induced elevated liver enzymes mean permanent liver damage?
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
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
How likely that minocycline 100 mg BID (1- 2015) & clindamycin cause elevated liver enzymes in hepatic function panel (7)&comp metabolic panel,past IV?
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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
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer