Jaundice Symptoms and causes

Jaundice Symptoms

Jaundice Symptoms

Jaundice: is the yellowing of the skin and the eyes

1) Pre-hepatic (hemolytic): The pathology is occurring prior to the liver.

  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Spherocytosis
  • Thalassemia
  • G6PD deficiency
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Gilbert’s syndrome
  • Crigler-Najjar syndrome.

2) Hepatic (hepatocellular): The pathology is located within the liver.

  • Acute or chronic hepatitis
  • Hepatotoxicity
  • Cirrhosis
  • Drug induced hepatitis
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Neonatal jaundice
  • Rat fever (leptospirosis)

3) Post-Hepatic (cholestatic): The pathology is located after the conjugation of bilirubin in the liver.

  • Gallstones
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • “Liver flukes”
  • Strictures of the common bile duct
  • Biliary atresia
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic pseudocysts



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