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Fluctuating bilirubin levels of a alcoholic person

My biirubin levels increased from 06 to 1.2 in 2 weeks time. I was not consuming alcohol during the period. There is also itching all over the body. What may be the reason?
Asked On : Fri, 25 Feb 2011
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The increase in the serum bilirubin levels might be due to various reasons. Mainly in alcoholics Hepatitis. Severe itching may be seen due to increased direct bilirubin. Gall bladder related conditions mostly seen. Have a checkup for evaluation of liver function and treatment by physician. Abstinenece from alcolhol and perfect dietic management is necessary.
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