Yellow discoloring of the skin, mucous membranes, and eyes, caused by too much bilirubin in the blood; indicates overload or damage to the liver, or inability to move bilirubin from the liver through the biliary tract to the gut.
Classic Signs: Yellow skin, mucous membranes, and eyes; itching.
Jaundice induced by hyperemesis gravidarum.
Orazi G, Dufour PH, Puech F.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hopital Jeanne de Flandre, Lille, France.
International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics: the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (Ireland), May 1998, 61(2) p181-3.
Updated on: Apr. 18, 2013