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03 Feb 2004

Jaundice in pregnancy
A friend who recently found out that she is 6 weeks pregnant has been diagnosed with jaundice. What is the dangers to the fetus having jaundice in such an early pregnancy and how contagious is it? Thank you.
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01 Jan 0001

There are many different causes of jaundice, including hepatitis, drug-related, liver failure,etc. The effect of the fetus depends on the cause.

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