Neonatal Jaundice

 The yellowish staining of the white part of the eyes and skin in a neo natal baby owed to high bilirubin levels is defined as Neonatal jaundice. Additional indications and symptoms may comprise excess sleepiness or poor feeding. Complications may include seizures, cerebral palsy, or kernicterus. In many cases there is no specific underlying disorder (physiologic). In supplementary cases its consequences from red blood cell cessation, liver disease, infection, hypothyroidism, or metabolic disorders, bilirubin level more than 34 μmol/l (2 mg/dL) may be visible. Apprehensions, in otherwise healthy babies, happen when levels are greater than 308 μmol/L (18 mg/dL), jaundice is noticed in the first day of life, there is a rapid rise in stages, jaundice continues more than two weeks, or the baby seems unwell. Treatments and therapies may comprise more recurrent feeding, phototherapy or exchange transfusions.  

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