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Jaundice - red flag symptoms

Jaundice - red flag symptoms

Format

Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

April 2, 2015

Updated

April 2, 2015

Programme description

In this article Dr Suneeta Kochhar reviews the red flag symptoms associated with serious causes of jaundice. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include distinguishing jaundice from pseudo-jaundice, identifying malignant or genetic causes, suitable initial investigations and when to refer.

Educational objectives

After completing this activity, the healthcare professional should be able to:
  • Identify key presenting symptoms that may indicate a sinister cause of jaundice
  • List the causes of jaundice and the key questions to ask during history taking
  • Interpret clinical examination findings in a jaundiced patient and know when to refer
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Suneeta Kochhar
    GP
    Bexhil
    East Sussex
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Timi Etok
    GP ST1
    London
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

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