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Jaundice is usually sign of certain liver disease and high bilirubin
value. Causes of jaundice vary from non-serious to potentially fatal. High bilirubin may be due to liver diseases such as cirrhosis
, infections, medications, or blockage of the bile duct In the developed world the cause is more often blockage of the bile duct or medications. Blockage of the bile duct may occur due to gallstones, cancer, or pancreatitis
. Medical imaging such as ultrasound
is useful for detecting bile duct blockage.
Treatment of jaundice is typically determined by the underlying cause. If a bile duct blockage is present surgery is typically required, otherwise management is medical.[Medical management may involve treating infectious causes and stopping medication that could be contributing.
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