Jaundice Directory

Many newborn babies develop jaundice, a condition in which the skin and whites of the eyes are yellowish in color, within a few days after birth. The jaundice is caused by elevated levels of bilirubin, a substance made from the breakdown of old red blood cells that is normally removed by the liver. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about newborn jaundice, what it looks like, how it is treated, complications, and much more.

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