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What is the treatment for kernicterus?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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. Newborn jaundice is common and is easily treated with sun, phototherapy, or in severe cases exchange transfusion. (have not seen that in 20+ years). The best treatment is prevention.

In brief: 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. Newborn jaundice is common and is easily treated with sun, phototherapy, or in severe cases exchange transfusion. (have not seen that in 20+ years). The best treatment is prevention.
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