Assessment of jaundice in the hospitalized patient

Priya Kathpalia, Joseph Ahn

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Jaundice in the hospitalized patient is not an uncommon consultation for the general gastroenterologist. It is essential to explore the underlying cause of jaundice because management is largely aimed at addressing these causes rather than the jaundice itself. Although the diagnostic evaluation for jaundice can be broad, clinical judgment must be used to prioritize between various laboratory tests and imaging studies. Most importantly, clinicians must understand which conditions are emergent and/or require evaluation for liver transplantation. Further studies need to be performed to better understand the outcomes of hospitalized patients who develop jaundice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-170
Number of pages16
JournalClinics in liver disease
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015


  • Benign postoperative jaundice
  • Cholestasis
  • Cholestasis of sepsis
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Jaundice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology


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