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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
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
51 years experience Pediatrics
No: Once kernicterus develops, most of the damage is already done to the baby's brain. Mild improvement can happen later.
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Dr. Rashed Hasan
31 years experience Pediatrics
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
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Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
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
54 years experience Pediatrics
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
41 years experience Neonatology
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
54 years experience Pediatrics
KERNIECTERUS: Hyperbilirubinemia in infants causes kernicterus. Sx are lethargy, poor feeding, vomiting, seizures. Itmay result in mental retardation, cerebral pals ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
17 years experience Pediatrics
Brain damage & bili: When severe jaundice is not treated, it can cause kernicterus. This is a type of brain damage that can result from high levels of bilirubin in a baby’ ... Read More
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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
46 years experience Pediatrics
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donna Wilkins
46 years experience Neonatology
Kernicterus: Children with kernicterus usually have significant neurological, cognitive, learning and movement disorders, isolated hearing loss, and auditory dysf ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
NOT ABSOLUTELY: Necessary , but to monitor severity and response to treatment it is.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Mostly not: Most of chidren who survived kernicterus-severe bilirubin toxicity-develop sensorineural hearing loss and athetoid type cerebral palsy which adversely ... Read More

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