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What is jaundice?

A medical condition that causes a yellow discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes, or eyes. The yellow coloring comes from bilirubin, a byproduct of old red blood cells. Jaundice can be a symptom of other health problems.

What are the signs and symptoms

  • excess bilirubin
  • underlying disorder
  • internal bleeding (hemorrhage)
  • an infection in your baby's blood (sepsis)
  • other viral or bacterial infections
  • a liver malfunction
  • an enzyme deficiency


  • Bilirubin blood test
  • Hepatitis viral panel to look for infection of the liver
  • Liver function test
  • Complete blood count


Treatment depends on the cause of underlying condition leading to Jaundice and any potential complications related to it

  • Treatment may consist of expectant management
  • Medical treatment
  • Surgical treatment


  • kidney failure
  • liver failure
  • 5 year survival rate with jaundice secondary to cancer
  • 30-40% survival rate


"jaundice" retrieved from www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth

"Jaundice" retrieved from www.mdguidelines.com/jaundice/prognosis