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Whoy do adults get jaundice?

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Jaundice is rare in adults, but you can get it for many reasons. Some of these include:

  • Hepatitis
  • Alcohol-related liver disease
  • Blocked bile ducts.
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Certain medicines

From: Jaundice: Why It Happens in Adults WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Merck Manual: “Jaundice in Adults.”

American Liver Foundation: “Alcohol-Related Liver Disease.”

American Cancer Society: “What is Bile Duct Cancer?”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Is This Symptom or Side-Effect Unusual?”

American Family Physician: “Jaundice in the Adult Patient.”

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: “Bilirubin.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 04, 2018

SOURCES:

Merck Manual: “Jaundice in Adults.”

American Liver Foundation: “Alcohol-Related Liver Disease.”

American Cancer Society: “What is Bile Duct Cancer?”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Is This Symptom or Side-Effect Unusual?”

American Family Physician: “Jaundice in the Adult Patient.”

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: “Bilirubin.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 04, 2018

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