Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Jaundice

Jaundice (also known as jaundice, attributive adjectives: icteric), is a yellowish pigmentation of skin, conjunctiva of the sclera over the membranes (of the eye) and other mucous membranes of hyperbilirubinemia (increased levels of bilirubin in the blood) loss. This leads to hyperbilirubinemia later elevated bilirubin in the extracellular fluid. In general, the concentration of plasma bilirubin 1.5 mg / dL (> 26μmol / l), three times the usual value of about 0.5 mg / dl, and go beyond the visible color well. Jaundice comes from the French word Jaune, which means yellow.

   Jaundice is often observed in liver diseases like hepatitis or liver cancer. It can also mean biliary obstruction, such as gallstones or pancreatic cancer, his rare congenital origin