Jaundice

WHAT IS IT

JAUNDICE IS THE YELLOWING COLOR OF THE SKIN, MUCOUS OR EYES.

THIS COMES FROM BILIRUBIN A BY PRODUCT OF RED BLOOD CELLS


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A NEWBORN BABY WITH JAUNDICE


CAUSES

  • WHEN TOO MUCH BILIRUBIN IS BUILT UP

  • THE LIVER IS OVERLOADED OR DAMAGED

  • THE BILIRUBIN FROM THE LIVER IS UNABLE TO MOVE THROUGH THE DIGESTIVE TRACK



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SYMPTOMS

YELLOWING OF SKIN AND THE WHITE PART OF EYES------ DARK OR BROWN COLORED URINE

YELLOW INSIDE MOUTH ---------------------PALE/CLAY COLORED STOOLS



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TREATMENT

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  1. UV RAYS

  2. SURGERY

  3. WATCHFUL WAITING

  4. ANTIBIOTICS

  5. BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS


THE TREATMENT DEPENDS ON THE TYPE AND SEVERENESS OF JAUNDICE

SIGNS AND TESTS

A health care provider will do a physical exam with theese tests

  • abdominal ultrasound

  • billirubin blood test

  • abdominal CT scan

  • liver biopsy

many more tests can be done on top of theese

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VIDEO ON JAUNDICE AND AUTISM

http://www.ask.blinkx.com/watch-video/babies-born-with-jaundice-at-risk-for-autism/EGLgVdD_xqi70H1jo9d7AQ