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Suffering from sarcoidosis. Ultrasound shows high levels of gamma gt. Cause of worry?

Hi Sir, My mom is diagnosied with sarcoidosis and they have asked us to do some tests, and i have done the same for her but gamma gt reading is showing in a very high elevated levels, please let me know is this how will it read for people who has sarcoidosis or its because of the medication which she is taking, is there any high risk because of this reading
Asked On : Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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Hello ashwinsrinivas.007, welcome to HCM,

Elevated Gamma Glutamyl Transpeptidase levels in Sarcoidosis indicates Liver involvement which will be usually seen in Sarcoidosis. You have mentioned the levels are elevated but not the levels exactly. Normal values of GGT are 5-85 IU. If there is liver involvement in Sarcoidosis it will be elevated 2-3 times the normal values, the more the elevation of GGT levels more is the damage to liver...

Usually in Sarcoidosis symptoms due to lung involvement are more threatening than liver involvement despite, if liver damage is significant it should be considered seriously...

Wishing for your Mom's good health
Dr. Parthipan
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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