Jaundice is a term that is used to describe a yellow coloured tinge to the skin, and a yellowing of the whites of the eyes. The body fluids of someone who is affected by jaundice can also become yellow in colour. Brought to you by NHS Choices.
Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and the whites of your eyes that results from accumulation of an intensely yellow natural substance, bilirubin. Bilirubin is contained inside red blood cells, and it is cleared out of the body in the digestive substance "bile," which drains from the liver and gallbladder. People who get jaundice usually also have dark yellow or brown urine from extra bilirubin.
Jaundice is a condition in which the bilirubin circulating in your blood is increased, often causing your skin and the whites of your eyes to appear yellow. Bilirubin is a normally occurring, yellowish pigment created when the hemoglobin in old blood cells is used up hemoglobin carries oxygen through your blood stream. Your liver helps your body get rid of the bilirubin through your stool and urine.
Jaundice is a condition in which the skin, sclera whites of the eyes and mucous membranes turn yellow. This yellow color is caused by a high level of bilirubin, a yellow-orange bile pigment. Bile is fluid secreted by the liver.
Jaundice itself is not a disease, but it is a symptom of several possible underlying illnesses. Jaundice forms when there is too much bilirubin in your system. Bilirubin is a yellow pigment that is created by the breakdown of dead red blood cells in the liver.
The color of a lesion is due to its nature and to its histological substratum. To ease diagnosis, oral cavity lesions have been classified according to their color. In the oral cavity, jaundice is classified under yellow lesions as diffuse macular yellow lesions.
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Jaundice is a rare but important symptom of malignant and benign conditions. When patients present in primary care, understanding the relative likelihood of different disease processes can help GPs to investigate and refer patients appropriately. To identify and quantify the various causes of jaundice in adults presenting in primary care.