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Transcript of Jaundice
associated with other diseases Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E
Malaria Types of Jaundice newborn jaundice
pathologic jaundice Treatment Yes jaundice can be cured, but you have to treat the underlying cause/ the other disease that has cause jaundice to form. Complications of Jaundice If jaundice and underlying cause go untreated it can effect other parts of the body. As an examle in newborns untreated jaundice can cause Kemicterus. Kemicterus is used to describe both the neuropathology of bilirubin-induced brain injury and its associated clinical findings, is a complex syndrome. Symptoms discolouration of the skin and whites of eyes
unusually light coloured stools
fatigue/ feeling of ill health
nausea and vomitting
Transmission Jaundice is not contagious. Diagnosis blood tests
ultrasound scan, endoscope
tissue sample Prognosis no treatment high risk of cancer
will be treated/ cured depending on underlying cause Risk Babies who siblings had jaundice have higher risk (hereditary). Breast-fed babies have a high risk aswell as premature babies. Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E
Malaria An example of one of these diseases are Hepatitis A