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Jaundice

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Introduction
Jaundice is a term used to describe the yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes. It's caused by a build-up of a substance called bilirubin.
Causes of jaundice
Learn about the causes of Jaundice. Most cases of jaundice are associated with some sort of underlying problem with either the liver or with blood cells.
Diagnosing jaundice
If you have jaundice, you'll have a number of initial tests to find out how severe it is and determine the underlying cause.
Treating jaundice
There are many possible treatments for jaundice, depending on the underlying cause.
Preventing jaundice
Because of the wide range of potential causes, it's not possible to prevent all cases of jaundice. However, you can minimise your risk of developing jaundice.