A yellow pigmentation caused from excess Bilirubin

By Zach Thomas - Pd. 7


a medical condition with yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, arising from excess of the pigment bilirubin and typically caused by obstruction of the bile duct, by liver disease, or by excessive breakdown of red blood cells.

Bing (jaundice -)


Examples of Jaundice


Outcome depends on the cause. As the underlying condition improves, the jaundice will usually disappear. Individuals with jaundice secondary to cirrhosis may develop kidney (chronic renal) or liver failure. Individuals with jaundice secondary to acute viral hepatitis may develop chronic active hepatitis.

Jaundice (Prognosis)