Pediatric Jaundice: Symptom and Causes

Pediatric Jaundice – Symptoms – Nausea and vomiting, Yellow skin and eyes, Pale or clay colored stools, Dark colored urine, High fever with chills, muscle and joint pain. Pediatric Jaundice – Causes – Viral infection of the liver (hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, and hepatitis E)..

Pediatric Jaundice: Meaning, Diagnosis and Overview

When red blood cells break down, a substance called bilirubin is formed. When this bilirubin builds up in the blood, fluids, and body tissues of the babys body it causes yellowing of the babys skin and tissues due to deposition of excessive bilirubin pigment in the blood. This condition is called as Jaundice or Hyperbilirubinemia.