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yellow skin
May 13, 2009

hiv positive since 2000 taking kaletra+truvada for 5years notice yellowing of skin liver test is normal cd4 550 vl under 50 can this be do to my regimen or my hiv status or both is there anything i can do

Response from Dr. Henry

A large number of conditions can contribute to yellowing of the skin. Here is a partial list of conditions to consider (a thorough clinical evaluation is recommended to begin sorting out the possiblities):

Possible causes of Yellow skin Anemia - yellow skin Beta-carotene dietary excess - usually more orange skin than yellow skin. Bruise - the skin area of a bruise may go yellow usually as part of recovery. Carotenemia - yellow skin Chronic Hepatitis C - Yellow skin Congenital syphilis - yellow skin Gallstones - yellow skin Gouty tophi - a skin effect from gout Hepatitis - yellowing skin Hepatitis A - yellow skin Hepatitis B - yellow skin Hepatitis C - yellow skin Hepatitis D - yellow skin Hepatitis E - yellow skin Hepatitis X - yellow skin Hyperbilirubinemia - yellow skin Hypothyrodism Infectious mononucleosis Jaundice - yellow skin Liver cancer - yellow skin Myxedema - yellow skin Neonatal Jaundice - yellow skin Pancreatic cancer - yellow skin Pernicious anemia Primary biliary cirrhosis - yellow skin Primary sclerosing cholangitis - yellow skin Shingles - small yellow skin blisters Sickle Cell Anemia - yellow skin Uremia - causing a dry yellow-brown skin Viral Hepatitis - yellowing skin Wilson's Disease - yellow skin Xanthomata - small yellow fat deposits under the skin. Yellow fever - yellow skin

An evaluation by a dermatologist if often very helpful. KH

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