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231 Possible Causes for Scleral Icterus

  • Obstructive Jaundice

    […] of urine and scleral icterus precede yellowing of skin Other causes of yellow skin carotenemia. carotenemia does not cause scleral icterus Hyperbilirubinemia per se has no[] Jaundice detectable, when the bilirubin is about twice the normal range (2-2.5 mg/dl) Scleral tissue is rich in elastin, which has a high affinity for bilirubin Darkening[]

  • Vomiting of Pregnancy

    QUESTION: I have a 30-year-old pregnant patient who is asthmatic and is taking prednisone. Whenever she decreases her prednisone dose, her nausea increases tremendously even though she is taking two tablets of doxylamine and pyridoxine combination (Diclectin) daily. She is already at 26 weeks' gestation, and I[…][]

  • Liver Cirrhosis

    Abstract In the presented case, the authors describe an obese middle-aged man that presented to the emergency department for persistent oedema, scleral icterus and fatigue[] A compelling clinical picture required, in the absence of other explanations, the presence of at least 4 of the following: spider nevi, scleral icterus, palmar erythema, ascites[]

  • Choledocholithiasis

    Scleral icterus may be present, but is not a reliable sign. In case of cholangitis, fever, tachycardia and hypotension may be present.[] icterus, dark urine, acholic stool), cholangitis (fever, abdominal pain, jaundice, hypotension, mental status changes), and pancreatitis (constant epigastric pain radiating[] […] clinical features: asymptomatic, biliary colic (episodic but constant right upper quadrant or epigastric abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, anorexia), obstructive jaundice (scleral[]

  • Hemochromatosis

    Abstract Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) is the most common genetic disease in Caucasians which is characterized by an increased intestinal iron absorption, resulting into a progressive accumulation of iron in organs including liver, heart, and pancreas, leading to their progressive dysfunction. Hepatocellular[…][]

  • Cholestasis

    Her physical exam was remarkable for jaundice and scleral icterus without any stigmata of liver disease.[] It results in jaundice, which can be detected by scleral icterus at a concentration as low as 2 mg/dL, and by dark urine.[]

  • Ascending Cholangitis

    Initial Presentation: Jaundice Abdominal pain Fever Vital Signs: Fever can be present given this is an infectious process Dermatological Exam: Scleral icterus Jaundice Abdominal[] She has scleral icterus and jaundice (worsened per family). The patient grimaces on palpation of the right upper quadrant.[]

  • Portal Cirrhosis

    Abstract Primary and secondary platelet aggregation in response to adenosine diphosphate was studied in 24 patients with portal (Laënnec) cirrhosis and compared with platelet aggregation in 14 normal subjects. In 12 patients with cirrhosis, platelet aggregation was diminished when compared to controls. Of the 12[…][]

  • Viral Hepatitis

    Physical exam Assessment of the patient may yield remarkable findings such as jaundice, scleral icterus, and an enlarged and tender liver.[] Icteric Phase During this phase clinical signs of jaundice and scleral icterus will appear and some right upper quadrant tenderness may develop due to enlargement of the liver[]

  • Physiological Neonatal Jaundice

    The most notable signs of hyperbilirubinemia are jaundice and scleral icterus.[] Roughly, the following serum levels have been observed to correlate with clinical findings: 34-51 umol/L – scleral icterus 68-86 umol/L – jaundice on face 258 umol/L – jaundice[]

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