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Are yello jaundice and hepatitis the same thing?

Are yello jaundice and hepatitis the same thing?

Jaundice/Hepatitis: They are associated with one another but don't mean the same thing. Hepatitis is basically inflammation of the liver that can be causes by infection, alcohol abuse, gallstones, etc. The term jaundice is a descriptive clinical term for yellowing of the skin which is a result of hepatitis or gallbladder disease. ...Read more

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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Is hepatitis a the same thing as jaundice?

Is hepatitis a the same thing as jaundice?

No: Jaundice is a syndrome of yellowing of the skin and eyeballs due to an increase in a chemical called bilirubin. Many types of liver disease can lead to this, including hepatitis a. However, there are other possible causes of jaundice. ...Read more

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How is hepatitis cause jaundice?

Hyperbilirubinemia: Jaundice results from ^ bilirubin in blood. See: http://hepatitis.about.com/od/symptoms/a/jaundice.htm ...Read more

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Is jaundice the same as hepatitis?

Is jaundice the same as hepatitis?

No: Jaundice is an elevation of bilirubin in the blood which makes the whites of the eyes yellow. Although hepatitis, viral or not, can cause jaundice, you can have hepatitis without jaundice and jaundice can be caused by other things. ...Read more

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What is the difference hepatitis and jaundice?

What is the difference hepatitis and jaundice?

Cause & effect: Hepatitis is one of several causes of jaundice which is a yellowish discoloration of skin & eyes (aka icterus) from excess bilirubin, a breakdown product of red blood cells. Check out http://www.webmd.com/children/digestive-diseases-jaundice & http://www.emedicinehealth.com/jaundice/article_em.htm for more info. ...Read more

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How is jaundice hepatitis passed on to others?

How is jaundice  hepatitis passed on to others?

Lots of ways: Hepatitis a is usually spread by eating contaminated food; hepatitis b & c are usually spread via blood transfusion, needle sharing, tattooing, or unprotected sex. But it is important to remember that any of the hepatitis types can probably be spread by any of the above methods. ...Read more

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Is jaundice and/or hepatitis passed on to others?

Is jaundice and/or hepatitis passed on to others?

Need more info: Jaundice not contagious.Hepatitis is a broad term that can include viral and non-viral causes. The viral hepatitis like hepatitis a, b and c can be passed to others through blood [ex: IV drugs (sharing needles), sexually (hep b more than hep c), tattoos, blood transfusion before june 1992 (as couldn't screen for hep c), during birth (if mother unaware has hep b)].Genetic causes can be passed. ...Read more

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Hepatitis induced jaundice how long does it last ?

It depends: It depends on the type of hepatitis and the severity of the liver involvement. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Yellow Eyes And Skin (Definition)

Jaundice is a yellow color in the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes. The yellow pigment is from bilirubin, a byproduct of the breakdown of old red blood cells. Jaundice is also a ...Read more