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Jaundice

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Mykal Bailey Porter

on 6 April 2011

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Transcript of Jaundice

Jaundice Definition By: Mykal Bailey Porter Yellow discolouration of skin and whites of eyes. Causes too much bilirubin, so liver cant process
associated with other diseases Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E
liver cirrhosis
liver cancer
Hemolytic anemia
Gilberts syndrome
Dubin-Johnson syndrome
Rotors syndrome
Bilitary atrsia
autimmune hepatitis
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
itchy
dark urine
unusually light coloured stools
fatigue/ feeling of ill health
nausea and vomitting
poor appetite
Transmission Jaundice is not contagious. Diagnosis blood tests
CT scan
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
liver cirrhosis
liver cancer
Hemolytic anemia
Gilberts syndrome
Dubin-Johnson syndrome
Rotors syndrome
Bilitary atrsia
autimmune hepatitis
Malaria An example of one of these diseases are Hepatitis A
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