Jaundice is a condition in which the skin, whites of the eyes and mucous membranes turn yellow because of a high level of bilirubin, a yellow-orange bile pigment. Jaundice is a condition in which the skin, sclera (whites of the eyes) and mucous membranes turn yellow.
Jaundice in Adults - Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment from the MSD Manuals - Medical Consumer Version.
It’s a disease that turns your skin and the whites of your eyes yellow. Jaundice happens when there’s too much bilirubin, a yellow-orange substance, in your blood. But if something’s wrong and your liver can’t keep up, bilirubin builds up and can cause your skin to look yellow.