Jaundice. View of the face of a man suffering from jaundice. Yellowing of the white (sclera) of the eyes and of the surrounding facial skin can be seen. Jaundice is not a disease in itself, but is a symptom of many disorders of the liver and biliary system. The yellowing symptoms of jaundice are caused by an excess of bilirubin, a bile pigment, in the blood. Disorders causing jaundice include viral infections, liver cancer, gallstones, blockage of the bile ducts and cirrhosis of the liver. Treatment is aimed at curing the underlying cause of the condition.
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