Hepatocellular Jaundice

Hepatocellular Jaundice is a particular form of jaundice (whose general definition is concerns yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes, indicating excess bilirubin which is a bile pigment in the blood.)


Causes
of hepatocellular jaundice:

Hepatocellular jaundice is caused by diseased liver cells - e.g. in hepatitis, when the liver is not able to utilize bilirubin, resulting in it accumulating in the blood.


Symptoms & Effects
of hepatocellular jaundice may include:

  • Urine may be dark, but faeces retain colour


Compare hepatocellular jaundice with haemolytic jaundice and obstructive jaundice.

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