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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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