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Icterus: Introduction

Icterus: yellowish discoloration of the skin and mucus membrane. See detailed information below for a list of 70 causes of Icterus, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Icterus:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Icterus. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Icterus

Causes of Types of Icterus:

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Icterus: Symptom Checker

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Icterus: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Icterus may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Icterus

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Icterus: Deaths

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Causes of Icterus listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Icterus as a symptom include:

Definitions of Icterus:

Pathologic process consisting of an abnormal increase in the amount of BILIRUBIN in the circulating blood, which may result in JAUNDICE.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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)

Detailed list of causes of Icterus

The list below shows some of the causes of Icterus mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Icterus?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Icterus. Of the 70 causes of Icterus that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 8 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 59 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Icterus:

The following list of conditions have 'Icterus' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Icterus Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Icterus based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Icterus:

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

    Classifications of Icterus:

    Medical Conditions associated with Icterus:

    Liver symptoms (1644 causes), Upper abdominal symptoms (2707 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Liver problems (1613 causes)

    Symptoms related to Icterus:

    Acute liver failure, Alcoholic hepatitis, Amyloidosis, Autoimmune hepatitis, Biliary obstruction (17 causes), Cardiac cirrhosis, Cholangiocarcinoma, Cholangitis, Cholecystitis (21 causes), Choledocholithiasis

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