Thanks to Dr. Jessica Haraga for a riveting noon report on Monday full of high yield topics regarding the approach to a patient with Jaundice.
To recap: It can be helpful to think about jaundice in 3 different categories:
Prehepatic (indirect hyperbilirubinemia)
- Gilbert Syndrome
- autoimmune(PBC, PSC)
- Dubin-Johnson/Rotor Syndrome
Post hepatic (direct hyperbilirubinemia
- Biliary strictures,
- Biliary or pancreatic head tumors
For those who are more visually oriented, see Dr. Haraga's personal illustration below!