In-depth

Complications

Infant jaundice

Infant jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and eyes, is common after birth. Careful monitoring and treatment is important for preventing rare, but serious, complications.

Symptoms

Fatigue

Nausea and vomiting

Urine color

Tests and diagnosis

Liver biopsy

Treatments and drugs

Liver transplant

Dec. 30, 2015
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