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How often is neonatal jaundice an indication that a newborn has viral meningitis?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Jaundice

Neonatal jaundice and viral meningitis are two totally different problem and not related.

In brief: Jaundice

Neonatal jaundice and viral meningitis are two totally different problem and not related.
Dr. James Goodrich
Dr. James Goodrich
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Rarely if ever

I have never seen it happen in three decades and more than 3000 newborns, many of which had some jaundice.
The fetus can acquire any infection the mother suffers that has a blood phase & this includes things like chickenpox, herpes, CMV and others. They can also develop a neo-natal infection in the first 4 weeks that could delay liver clearance of common jaundice.

In brief: Rarely if ever

I have never seen it happen in three decades and more than 3000 newborns, many of which had some jaundice.
The fetus can acquire any infection the mother suffers that has a blood phase & this includes things like chickenpox, herpes, CMV and others. They can also develop a neo-natal infection in the first 4 weeks that could delay liver clearance of common jaundice.
Dr. James Ferguson
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