Jaundice is a medical condition characterized by yellowing of the skin, the mucus membranes of the mouth and the white portions of the eyes. It is important to identify the cause behind jaundice, as not doing so can lead to liver failure in affected individuals. Jaundice is more common among infants and children, and adults are not commonly affected by it.
HOW IS JAUNDICE DIAGNOSED?
Jaundice, during the first hours of an infant's life is not considered normal, and requires the immediate attention of a pediatrician.