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Jaundice Disease

Jaundice

Jaundice is usually detectable clinically when the plasma bilirubin exceeds 40 μmol/L (~2.5 mg/dL).

 

Signs of jaundice

  • Abdominal pain (suggests stones)
  • Weight loss (chronic liver disease and malignancy)
  • Dark urine and pale stools
  • Fever rigors
  • Dry eyes/dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Exposure to intravenous drug or blood transfusions
  • Travel history and country of birth
  • Metabolic syndrome (increased body mass index type 2

diabetes/hypertension)

  • Autoimmune disease history
  • Alcohol history
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Family history of liver disease, autoimmune disease or the

 

Treatment :

  • Bed rest
  • Fluid taking
  • Management of other cause

 

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