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Jaundice, Neonatal

Yellow discoloration of the SKIN; MUCOUS MEMBRANE; and SCLERA in the NEWBORN. It is a sign of NEONATAL HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA. Most cases are transient self-limiting (PHYSIOLOGICAL NEONATAL JAUNDICE) occurring in the first week of life, but some can be a sign of pathological disorders, particularly LIVER DISEASES.

Year introduced: 1966

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Tree Number(s): C16.614.451.500, C23.550.429.249.500

MeSH Unique ID: D007567

Entry Terms:

  • Neonatal Jaundice
  • Physiological Neonatal Jaundice
  • Jaundice, Physiological Neonatal
  • Neonatal Jaundice, Physiological
  • Severe Jaundice in Newborn
  • Severe Jaundice in Neonate
  • Icterus Gravis Neonatorum

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