Liver Disorders Community
Plasma Gamma GT
About This Community:

This support community is for discussions and support relating to liver disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Plasma Gamma GT

My sister's plasma gamma GT is 45.

She is having skin problem, red spots beginning in her palms and then through out her body and legs.  She has gone to many skin specialists but there is no improvement, though using dermovate creme, topicreme and another lotion among others.

Is her liver causing the skin problem?

Thank you
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi there,
A complete medical evaluation is necessary for determining the correct cause of your symptoms. The normal range of gamma GT is 0 to 51 international units per liter (IU/L).Yours is within normal range. Are you also having any other symptoms suggestive of liver disease like jaundice, vomiting, abdominal pain etc? Your skin symptoms could be due to any allergy, inflammation or infection. The common possibilities are insect bites, impetigo, dyshidrotic eczema etc. In dyshidrotic eczema there are small red bums or blisters on the palms of your hands or soles of your feet. Consult a dermatologist. Treatment will be specific based on the cause. Keep me posted.
Best luck and regards!
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Your original question asks if skin problems can be liver-related.  The answer is  yes, absolutely - they can be.  You also state that your sister has already seen multiple skin specialists (dermatologists).  

As Dr Sharma has well advised you, a complete medical evaluation is needed.  Bear in mind however that liver disease and disorders do NOT always present w/jaundice, nausea, or with the "usual suspect" symptoms.  The liver can be remarkably asymptomatic and uncomplaining until real trouble has set in.  

A few yrs ago I spent a small fortune on two different dermatologists, w/skin biopsies, various rx creams and treatments...nothing worked, and NEITHER of these dermatologists ever thought to check my liver.  As it turned out, it WAS my liver - and when my liver health improved, these symptoms resolved.  IF your sister has a history of alcohol abuse and/or liver problems, then there's an excellent chance that her liver is playing a role in her skin problems.  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Liver Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
974371_tn?1364538460
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
me_just34
317787_tn?1373214989
Blank
Dee1956
DC
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
pugdaddy
charlotte, NC
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
jimgreg
piqua, OH