What is jaundice?

Jaundice - is a condition in which the skin turns yellow because bile pigment is being deposited in its deeper layers. Jaundice may arise from the breakdown of red cells in the bloodstream; because the bile passages from the liver are blocked so that the bile is reabsorbed into the bloodstream (as in gallstones) or because of disease of the liver cells, as in hepatitis or yellow fever. Hepatitis and yellow fever cannot be cured by medicine alone. Careful nursing, plenty of rest, a protein rich diet and time are needed for a complete cure.   

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