Symptom or sign:Jaundice

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What disease states can produce this sign or symptom?

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What urgent or emergent measures should be initiated even before the diagnosis is established?

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What is the appropriate initial diagnostic approach to identify the specific underlying disease?

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What is the diagnostic approach if this initial evaluation fails to identify the cause?

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What's the evidence?