Yet in Japan, the practice is still viewed with something of a jaundiced eye by the upper classes as a practice fit only for the lower classes, street walkers and gangsters.
If, after surgery for biliary atresia, an infant becomes jaundiced, has a high temperature for more than 24 hours, or if there is a change in the color of the stools or urine.
Jaundice comes from the French word jaune, which means yellow; thus a jaundiced baby is one whose skin color appears yellow due to bilirubin.
Thus, if an infant begins to appear jaundiced, bilirubin levels will be ordered to determine the severity.
The test may be repeated frequently in a jaundiced newborn to assure that bilirubin levels are dropping.