Symptom: Yellow skin

Yellow skin: Yellow coloring affecting the skin
Introduction: Yellow skin is a serious symptom needing prompt professional diagnosis, because it is most commonly caused by jaundice with various possible underlying causes of jaundice including severe liver conditions. It is important to check for yellow eyes in addition to yellow skin. Yellow skin needs to be distinguished from orange skin or other skin color changes.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Yellow skin:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Yellow skin (9 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Yellow skin (2 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Yellow skin (24 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Yellow skin: orange skin (3), yellow eyes (21), skin color changes (129), dark skin (21), red skin (0), jaundice-like symptoms (50)
    Yellow skin type of: Skin symptoms (226), Skin color changes (129), Jaundice-like symptoms (50)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Yellow skin: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Yellow skin as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Yellow skin: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Yellow skin as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Yellow skin: The following list of conditions have 'Yellow skin' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Anemia ... yellow skin


  • Carotenemia ... yellow skin
  • Chronic Hepatitis C ... Yellow skin
  • Congenital syphilis ... yellow skin


  • Gallstones ... yellow skin


  • Hepatitis ... yellowing skin
  • Hepatitis A ... yellow skin
  • Hepatitis B ... yellow skin
  • Hepatitis C ... yellow skin
  • Hepatitis D ... yellow skin
  • Hepatitis E ... yellow skin
  • Hepatitis X ... yellow skin


  • Jaundice ... yellow skin


  • Liver cancer ... yellow skin


  • Myxedema ... yellow skin


  • Neonatal Jaundice ... yellow skin


  • Pancreatic cancer ... yellow skin
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis ... yellow skin
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis ... yellow skin


  • Shingles ... small yellow skin blisters
  • Sickle Cell Anemia ... yellow skin


  • Viral Hepatitis ... yellowing skin


  • Wilson's Disease ... yellow skin


  • Yellow fever ... yellow skin

    Last revised: Nov 12, 2003

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