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Are there different types of jaundice?
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Jaundice
Pre-hepatic, hepatic & post-hepatic (cholestatic).

In brief: Jaundice
Pre-hepatic, hepatic & post-hepatic (cholestatic).
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
In brief: Not really
It's always caused by elevated bilirubin.

In brief: Not really
It's always caused by elevated bilirubin.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Types of jaundice
Jaundice = bilirubin in the bloodstream. This can happen becaus the healthy liver is presented with too many precursors to handle metabolism properly, because the liver is 'sick' or because the liver's excretion pathway is blocked.
At times the jaundice is minor and fluctuates secondary to an enzyme problem that is of no ongoing concern. Without exception a reason for the jaundice must be sought.

In brief: Types of jaundice
Jaundice = bilirubin in the bloodstream. This can happen becaus the healthy liver is presented with too many precursors to handle metabolism properly, because the liver is 'sick' or because the liver's excretion pathway is blocked.
At times the jaundice is minor and fluctuates secondary to an enzyme problem that is of no ongoing concern. Without exception a reason for the jaundice must be sought.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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