What is jaundice in newborn babies?
Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes in newborn babies. It is caused by raised levels in the blood and tissues of bilirubin, a yellowish pigment found in bile.
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First answered: 25 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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