Newborn Jaundice Overview
Jaundice is a yellow discoloration of the skin and the white part (the sclera) of the eyes. It results from having too much of a substance called bilirubin in the blood.
Bilirubin is formed when the body breaks down old red blood cells. The liver usually processes and removes the bilirubin from the blood.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/12/2014
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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