Diagnosis of the common causes of jaundice

  • Michael Lancaster-Smith
  • Kenneth G. D. Williams
Part of the Problems in Practice Series book series (PRIP, volume 7)


Jaundice occurs when the total bilirubin level in the serum rises above 2mg per 100 ml or 17 μmol/l. On a pathophysiological basis jaundice can be classified under the following headings:
  • haemolysis,

  • dyserythropoiesis,

  • non-haemolytic hyperbilirubinaemias,

  • hepatocellular,

  • extra- and intrahepatic cholestasis.


Viral Hepatitis Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Chronic Active Hepatitis Biliary System Alcoholic Hepatitis 
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© M. Lancaster-Smith 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Lancaster-Smith
    • 1
  • Kenneth G. D. Williams
    • 2
  1. 1.Queen Mary’s HospitalSidcup, KentUK
  2. 2.Farnborough HospitalOrpington, KentUK

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