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.
Jaundice: Why It Happens in Adults
Newborns aren’t the only ones who get jaundice. Adults get it, too. Find out why.
Does Your Baby Have Jaundice?
Learn the symptoms of jaundice in newborns, and find out how it's treated.
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Starts in the Liver
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (alpha-1) can hurt the liver, especially in small children. Learn about the symptoms, treatments, who's at risk, and how to prevent it.
Yellow eyes can happen in more than just newborns. The whites of your eyes turn yellow when you have jaundice. Learn about this condition, why it causes yellow eyes, and possible treatments.