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Jaundice (Hyperbilirubinemia in Adults) Article
- Jaundice definition and facts
- What causes jaundice in adults?
- What are pre-hepatic (liver) causes of jaundice?
- What are hepatic (liver) causes of jaundice?
- What are post-hepatic (liver) causes of jaundice?
- What are the signs and symptoms of jaundice in adults?
- What are the risk factors for jaundice in adults?
- What exams and tests diagnose jaundice in adults?
- What is the treatment for jaundice in adults?
- What are the
complications of jaundice in adults?
- Can jaundice in adults be prevented?
- What is the prognosis for an adult with jaundice?