The jaundiced patient

Attila Nakeeb, Henry A. Pitt

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The evaluation and management of the jaundiced patient is a common problem facing the general surgeon. Jaundice, or icterus, refers to a yellow staining of the skin, mucous membranes, and body fluids by bilirubin. Serum bilirubin concentration is normally between 0.5 and 1.3 mg/dL, and jaundice usually becomes clinically apparent when the serum bilirubin concentration exceeds 2.0 mg/dL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationModern Surgical Care
Subtitle of host publicationPhysiologic Foundations and Clinical Applications, Third Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781420016581
ISBN (Print)9780824728694
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Nakeeb, A., & Pitt, H. A. (2006). The jaundiced patient. In Modern Surgical Care: Physiologic Foundations and Clinical Applications, Third Edition (Vol. 1, pp. 483-502). CRC Press.