At the end of this
lecture, student will be able to
Summarize different types of Jaundice
Describe the pathophysiology
Explain the diagnosis of jaundice
4/5 are unconjugated bilirubin, others
are conjugated bilirubin.
• >2mg/ dl
Hyperbilirubinemia: the concentration of blood bilirubin are more
Occult: the concentration of blood bilirubin are increased, but have no clinic
sympotom, normally 1-2mg/dl.
Jaundice: (also called icterus) refers to the yellow color of the skin and
scleare caused by deposition of bilirubin, secondry to increased bilirubin
levels in the blood.
Although not a disease itself, jaundice
is usually a symptom of an underlying disorder.