Early identification and referral of liver disease in infants

Children's Liver Disease Foundation

General awareness and training


  • Community healthcare professionals should be aware that there are many causes for jaundice in infants and know how to tell them apart:
    • physiological jaundice
    • breast milk jaundice
    • jaundice caused by liver disease
    • jaundice from other causes, e.g. haemolysis
    • jaundice caused by infection
    • jaundice caused by hypothyroidism

Prolonged jaundice is defined as jaundice persisting beyond two weeks of age in term babies and three weeks in pre-term babies

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