Fast facts on jaundice
Jaundice is caused by a buildup of bilirubin, a waste material, in the blood.
An inflamed liver or obstructed bile duct can lead to jaundice, as well as other underlying conditions.
Symptoms include a yellow tinge to the skin and whites of the eyes, dark urine, and itchiness.
Diagnosis of jaundice can involve a range of tests.
Jaundice is treated by managing the underlying cause.