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Why does a person turn yellow from liver failure?

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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Increased bilirubin

Bilirubin is by product of metabolism that is "filtered" by the liver. When they dont work the levels rise in the blood turning the skin color yellow as well as the eyes.
Patients can complain of itching and it is not unusual for them to be confused.

In brief: Increased bilirubin

Bilirubin is by product of metabolism that is "filtered" by the liver. When they dont work the levels rise in the blood turning the skin color yellow as well as the eyes.
Patients can complain of itching and it is not unusual for them to be confused.
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
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