Jaundice

Jaundice is the characteristic yellowing of the skin and eyes. The yellow appearance is caused by a yellow pigment in bile called “bilirubin”. Newborn babies often have a form called “neonatal jaundice” that is usually harmless, but needs to be carefully watched and treated nevertheless. In children and adults, there ...

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Introduction: Jaundice

Summary: Yellow pigmentation of the skin or sclera due to bilirubin, which in turn is the result of increased bilirubin concentration in the bloodstream. ...1,2

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Symptoms of Jaundice

Symptoms of jaundice include:

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Causes of Jaundice

Jaundice can have a number of causes due to the interruption of different body processes. The underlying cause may be a liver disorder, hemolytic disorder, biliary disorder, pancreatic disorder, and so on. Infantile Jaundice. A particular type of jaundice occurs ...

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Causes of Jaundice

Jaundice—when the skin and whites of the eyes turn yellow—is a result of the liver not removing bilirubin from the blood. Bilirubin is a reddish-yellow substance formed when hemoglobin breaks down. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein ...4

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Causes List for Jaundice

Some possible causes of Jaundice or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Jaundice

Some of the types of this condition may include:6 Types of Jaundice:

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References

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  2. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ CN000891/ 
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ gallstones/ complications/ 
  4. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ liver-disease/ alagille-syndrome
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology

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