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Jaundice also known as icterus is a condition that is characterized by yellowing of the skin and sclerae (the white part of the eyes). This is caused by the excess presence of bilirubin in the blood. The causes of this excess bilirubin could be acute inflammation of the liver, bile duct or obstruction of bile duct. Other causes include haemolytic anaemia, Gilbert’s syndrome and Cholestasis. Along with yellowness of the skin, there can be itchiness of the skin, fatigue, abdominal pain and weight loss as other prominent symptoms.
HOW IS JAUNDICE DIAGNOSED?
A general physician may diagnose the condition with a physical examination. Liver function test will help in determining the severity of the jaundice. Bilirubin tests, Complete Blood Count and tests for Hepatitis A, B and C are also conducted.
HOW IS JAUNDICE TREATED?
The underlying disorder and any problems it causes are treated as needed. If jaundice is due to acute viral hepatitis, it may disappear gradually, without treatment, as the condition of the liver improves. However, hepatitis may become chronic, even if the jaundice disappears. Jaundice itself requires no treatment in adults. Various medications may be used to treat the conditions leading to jaundice, such as steroids in the treatment of some autoimmune disorders. Certain patients with cirrhosis, for example, may require treatment with diuretics and lactulose. Surgery and various invasive procedures may be required for certain patients with jaundice. For example, certain patients with gallstones may require surgery. Other individuals with liver failure/cirrhosis may require a liver transplant.
DID YOU KNOW?
Neonatal jaundice is usually harmless and disappears within a week to 10 days of birth