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What is the treatment for kernicterus?
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A 49-year-old member asked:
What is kernicterus?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
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 several phases leading to a variety of permanent defects. These can include a movement disorder,deafness,visual problems and others. Recognition and treatment of high bilirubin levels can prevent this if done quickly.
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Last updated Jun 12, 2012
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