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Chapter: Clinical Dermatology: The skin in systemic disease

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The skin in liver disease

The skin in liver disease
Some of the associated abnormalities are the following.

The skin in liver disease

Some of the associated abnormalities are the following.

1 Pruritus. This is related to obstructive jaundice andmay precede it.

2 Pigmentation. With bile pigments and sometimesmelanin .

3 Spider naevi(Fig. 19.7). These are often multiple inchronic liver disease.

Palmar erythema.

White nails. These associate with hypoalbuminaemia.

Porphyria cutanea tarda.

Xanthomas. In primary biliary cirrhosis.

8 Hair loss and generalized asteatotic eczemamayoccur in alcoholics with cirrhosis who have become zinc deficient.

 


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