Jaundice in Africa

  • MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Jaundice-yellow skin
    The US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health provide this online medical encyclopedia which has some background on the causes of jaundice in infants and jaundice as a sypmtom of other medical problems in adults.
  • Liver Diseases in Children and Babies
    The Children's Liver Disease Foundation provides information about pediatric liver diseases including jaundice in babies. The links include some common liver problems and some background information on liver functions.
  • MayoClinic.com-Jaundice in Newborns (article)
    The Mayo Clinic generated this article about jaundice, which includes an overview of the condition as well as sections concerning signs and symptoms of jaundice, risk factors, screening and diagnosis and treatment.
  • CDC- Kernicterus
    General information from the CDC about kernicterus- a type of brain damage caused by untreated jaundice that leads to atheroid cerebral palsy and hearing loss in newborns.
  • Breastfeeding and Jaundice
    This site provides basic information and handouts related to breastfeeding and jaundice in newborns. The information is authored by a pediatrician who has worked for UNICEF in Africa on these issues.
  • Children's Liver Disease Foundation, UK
    The Children's Liver Foundation is a charity based in the UK that is concerned with liver disease. This site provides information about jaundice in newborns and links to resources and information about many types of liver disease.
  • General Practice Notebook- Jaundice in neonates
    General information about jaundice in newborns provided by an online medical encyclopedia service based in the UK.
  • Jaundice and Yellow Fever
    This page of the Australian Department of Health and Ageing discusses jaundice as a symptom of Yellow Fever.