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how concerning is bilirubin in infants?

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Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Bilirubin: Mild jaundice in newborns is harmless. However, if the level gets too high, it can cause brain damage. That's why you want to make sure to have it ministered by your doctor.
Answered on Jun 29, 2014

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Above 25 mg: Levels above 25 mg untreated can be neurotoxic in newborns.
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Jaundice: No. Of course it is not normal.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
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It depends: If your baby is full term and healthy, that is not a dangerous level at all. Prolonged jaundice (>2 wks) may be due to breast milk jaundice, which ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Gilbert's?: If this is mostly indirect / unconjugated bilirubin, you may be one of the 1-2% of folks with Gilbert's non-disease. It's not worth a workup though it ... Read More

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