Definition of Jaundice, hemolytic
Jaundice, hemolytic: Jaundice caused by destruction of red blood cells. This can be an inborn condition (hereditary spherocytosis) or it may be caused by a blood transfusion from a different blood group, infection in the blood, or some types of poisoning.
See also spherocytosis, hereditary.
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013
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