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Jaundice occurs when bilirubin, a yellow pigment released when red blood cells are broken down, builds up in the blood. The skin and the whites of the eyes have a yellow tinge. Jaundice in adults and in older children usually indicates underlying disease. Neonatal jaundice is common. The indications for phototherapy vary between units. Refer for urgent hospital assessment if jaundice presents in the first 24 hours of life, the baby is jaundiced AND unwell, or for prolonged jaundice (more than 14 days in babies with gestational age of >37 weeks, or 21 days in those with gestational age of
Jaundice in pregnancy
Jaundice in pregnancy, while relatively rare, has potentially serious consequences for maternal and fetal health.
Patient.co.uk Jaundice Professional reference http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/Jaundice
Neonatal Jaundice http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/neonatal-jaundice-pro
Jaundice in Pregnancy http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/Jaundice-in-Pregnancy.htm