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What is Jaundice?

What is Jaundice?

  • Jaundice: Bile or liver problem causing yellowness.
  • Jaundice: Pathologic process consisting of an abnormal increase in the amount of BILIRUBIN in the circulating blood, which may result in JAUNDICE.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Jaundice: yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Jaundice: Introduction

Types of Jaundice:

Types of Jaundice:

Broader types of Jaundice:

How serious is Jaundice?

Complications of Jaundice: see complications of Jaundice

What causes Jaundice?

Causes of Jaundice: see causes of Jaundice
Cause of Jaundice: Bile materials (bilirubin) in the blood, often from liver diseases such as hepatitis.
Risk factors for Jaundice: see risk factors for Jaundice

What are the symptoms of Jaundice?

Symptoms of Jaundice: see symptoms of Jaundice

Complications of Jaundice: see complications of Jaundice

Jaundice: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Jaundice.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Jaundice.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Jaundice: see treatments for Jaundice
Research for Jaundice: see research for Jaundice

Society issues for Jaundice


Hospitalization statistics for Jaundice: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Jaundice:

  • 0.049% (6,261) of hospital consultant episodes were for unspecified jaundice in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified jaundice required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified jaundice were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified jaundice were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Jaundice:

Organs and body systems related to Jaundice include:

Name and Aliases of Jaundice

Main name of condition: Jaundice

Other names or spellings for Jaundice:

Bilirubin levels raised (plasma or serum), Hyperbilirubinaemia, Icterus Source - Diseases Database

Icterus
Source - WordNet 2.1

Jaundice: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Jaundice:

 

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