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Jaundice from Hepatitis

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Updated July 06, 2010

The yellowish tinge associated with jaundice is caused by a buildup of bilirubin in the blood.
Jaundice from Hepatitis

A person with jaundice caused by acute hepatitis infection. You can see how the whites of his eyes are yellowed.

Photo courtesy of CDC/Dr. Thomas F. Sellers/Emory University (1963)
Jaundice can be a complication of the liver damage caused by hepatitis. The yellowing of the eyes and skin seen here is characteristic of the condition, which is also known as icterus.

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