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Also known as:
Yellowing of the skin and whites (sclerae) of the eyes, caused by an accumulation of the bile pigment bilirubin in the blood. Jaundice is a symptom of several disorders:
most commonly, obstruction (e.g., by a gallstone) of the ducts that carry bile to the intestine
disease of the liver due to infection (e.g., hepatitis), alcoholism, poisons, or other factor; and
anaemia when it is caused by excessive destruction of red blood cells