Evaluation of Jaundice in Adults - American Family Physician - hyperbilirubinemia in adult

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Jaundice in the Adult Patient - American Family Physician hyperbilirubinemia in adult


Prehepatic causes of jaundice include hemolysis and hematoma resorption, which lead to elevated levels of unconjugated (indirect) bilirubin. The conjugated (direct) bilirubin level is often elevated by alcohol, infectious hepatitis, drug reactions, and autoimmune disorders.

Jaundice occurs when there is too much bilirubin (a yellow pigment) in the blood—a condition called hyperbilirubinemia. (See also Overview of Liver Disease and Jaundice in the Newborn.) Also, many disorders that cause jaundice, particularly severe liver disease, cause other.

Jaundice is a condition in which the skin, whites of the eyes and mucous membranes turn yellow because of a high level of bilirubin, a yellow-orange bile pigment. Jaundice is a condition in which the skin, sclera (whites of the eyes) and mucous membranes turn yellow.

He reports no jaundice, pruritus, or family history of liver disease and takes no medications. He drinks 1 alcoholic beverage daily (≈100 g/week). On physical.

This topic will provide an overview of the diagnostic approach to adults with jaundice or asymptomatic hyperbilirubinemia. The causes of.