Conditions associated with jaundice
Definition of Jaundice-associated conditions
Jaundice-associated conditions are diseases or conditions that cause yellow skin (jaundice).
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Jaundice is a sign of liver, gallbladder, or certain blood disorders. The skin and the eyes become yellow due to the buildup of bilirubin in the skin and “white” of the eye (sclera).
Signs and tests
Physical examination will show:
All jaundice-associated conditions need to be diagnosed and treated. In some cases, you will only need observation, but always talk to your health care provider.
The outcome varies.
David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and George F. Lonstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 4/23/2009