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causes of neonatal jaundice

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
24 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Jaundice: Most physiologic neonatal jaundice is caused by immaturity of the liver and inability to process all of the breakdown products of red blood cells lead ... Read More
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Dr. Riaz Shareef
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yellow skin: Most common cause of jaundice is physiologic , which usually causes yellowish discoloration of skin and eyes and usually mild. Newborn jaundice caused ... Read More
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Dr. Cristina Carballo
39 years experience Neonatology
A few: Jaundice cause a yellow discoloration to skin and conjunctiva. It can cause irritablity, lethargy and poor feeding. In the severe cases, when the bili ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
23 years experience Pediatrics
Depends,often normal: Mild jaundice is common & results from the baby's GI system just maturing & being able to excrete bilirubin. This happens when the liver becomes more ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
24 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Jaundice : Physiologic neonatal jaundice is yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes due to elevation of a breakdown product of old blood cells called biliru ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
39 years experience Pediatrics
Very: Most term normal newborns become jaundiced peaking around the 3rd to 5th day of life. Their livers being a bit immature have trouble breaking down bil ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Bilirubin: Jaundice is caused by an excess of bilirubin in the blood. Blood can be tested to see how high the bilirubin is. Blood type is important as is the hem ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
25 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: There are several dozen common causes of neonatal jaundice some of which are curable some of which are self limited others of which are fatal.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Jaundice: Neonatal jaundice is a normal occurrence in newborns. It is harmless and resolves spontaneously within a week. Although prevention is not necessary, m ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Neonatal jaundice: Phototherapy is the primary treatment in neonates with unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia. This therapeutic principle was discovered rather serendipitous ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
You don't: This is a transient issue with as many as a 3rd of newborns. It is usually mild and self corrects. Have the OB monitor your pregnancy and deal with is ... Read More

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