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icterus

 [ik´ter-us]
icterus neonato´rum jaundice in newborn infants, as seen in erythroblastosis fetalis. Called also neonatal jaundice and jaundice of the newborn.
icterus prae´cox mild jaundice developing within the first 24 hours of life (before physiologic jaundice normally occurs), due to ABO blood group incompatibility between mother and infant; it usually clears rapidly and spontaneously, only occasionally resulting in hemolytic disease.

jaun·dice

(jawn'dis), Avoid the redundant phrase yellow jaundice.
A yellowish staining of the integument, sclerae, deeper tissues, and excretions with bile pigments, resulting from increased levels in the plasma.
Synonym(s): icterus
[Fr. jaune, yellow]

icterus

(ĭk′tər-əs)
n.

icterus

Jaundice, see there.

jaun·dice

(jawn'dis)
1. A yellowish staining of the integument, sclerae, and deeper tissues and of the excretions with bile pigments, which are increased in plasma.
2. Symptom of various disorders, including liver disease.
Synonym(s): icterus.

icterus

An alternative term for JAUNDICE. The Roman author Pliny, the Elder, believed that jaundice could be cured by gazing on the small yellow bird, the oriole. Icteros is the Greek word for a yellow bird.

Icterus

Another name for jaundice.
Mentioned in: Jaundice

jaun·dice

(jawn'dis)
A yellowish staining of the integument, sclerae, deeper tissues, and excretions with bile pigments, due to increased plasma bile levels.
Synonym(s): icterus.
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warszewiczi, Troglodytes aedon y Pyrocephalus rubinus, y las de menor distribucion son Bubulcus ibis, Icterus graceannae, Aratinga wagleri, Athene cunicularia y Glaucidium peruanum.
Table 1: Gender distribution of children presenting with icterus in different age groups Age group (years) No.
Physical Sign Physical Sign Number of Cases Percentage (%) Pallor 57 47.50 Icterus 52 43.33 Dehydration 28 23.30 Hypotension 17 14.16 Oedema 19 15.83 Hepatomegaly 52 43.33 Splenomegaly 81 67.50 Basal Crepitation 16 13.33 Acidotic Breathing 25 20.83 Table 3.
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[chi square] = Chi -square test value Figure-1: Distribution of signs in DHF and DSS groups of dengue infections DHF DSS Bleeding 17 3 Icterus 6 1 Edema 16 4 Lymphadenopathy 2 0 Petechiae/purpura 14 2 Pleural effusion 3 0 Hepatomegaly 7 2 Splenomegaly 14 1 Ascites 15 3 Cold/Clammy 1 3 Bradycardia 1 1 Shock 0 8 Note: Table made from bar graph
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They were chased by Couch's Kingbirds (Tyrannus couchii) and Altamira Orioles (Icterus gularis) from the territories or nests of the latter two species.
On July 16, 1992, a 42-year-old man visited his family physician for evaluation of scleral icterus and diffuse jaundice.
* Common clinical signs were pallor (69%) followed by splenomegaly (52%), hepatomegaly (30%), lymphadenopathy (21%) and icterus 2%.
High-grade fever (103[degrees]F), icterus, and vomiting subsequently developed.
Our patient also presented with fever, icterus, hypotension, splenomegaly, thrombocytopenia and hematuria.