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Medicine for kernicterus

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Term definitions: Kernicterus is a term uses to describe the effect that occurs when bilirubin rises to toxic levels in a baby and injures brain cells.It goes through s... Read More

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Nandyal
Pediatrics 52 years experience
No: Once kernicterus develops, most of the damage is already done to the baby's brain. Mild improvement can happen later.
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatric Critical Care 32 years experience
Kernicterus: Once the neurological symptoms and signs of kernicterus are established, then it is not revrersible. The child will have permenant neurological disabi... Read More
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
No: kernicterus is a brain injury resulting from excessive bilirubin levels in neonates. It causes brain injury since bilirubin in such quantities is a p... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
KERNICTERUS: Once hyperbilirubin is detected, efforts should be done to lower it. There's no test to determine the risk of kernicterus and no treatment once it d... Read More
Dr. Eugene Mahmoud
42 years experience
Kernicterus tests: Kernicterus is a devastating chronic disabling condition characterized by the clinical tetrad of choreoathetoid cerebral palsy, central neural hearing... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
KERNIECTERUS: Hyperbilirubinemia in infants causes kernicterus. Sx are lethargy, poor feeding, vomiting, seizures. Itmay result in mental retardation, cerebral pals... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Prevention: Kernicterus occurs as a result of newborn jaundice of a severely high level that is untreated. I have not seen nor heard of a case in my entire career... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Unlikely: This is a moderate level for the bili level. Numbers over 25 or 30 would be suggestive but a single level in this range is relatively common in infant... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
NOT ABSOLUTELY: Necessary , but to monitor severity and response to treatment it is.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Mostly not: Most of chidren who survived kernicterus-severe bilirubin toxicity-develop sensorineural hearing loss and athetoid type cerebral palsy which adversely... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Not sure: but I bet analgesics are way up there.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Alcohol: Unfortunately the old stand-by, alcohol, is still #1 with veterans. Many have exposure to pain medications like ocycontin and some have a problem wit... Read More
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