Title

Update on Predicting Severe Hyperbilirubinemia and Bilirubin Neurotoxicity Risks in Neonates.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Publication Title

Curr Pediatr Rev

Abstract

Extreme hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus, though rare, continue to occur despite the adoption of universal screening. Unless they are known to have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, infants who currently develop kernicterus in high resource countries are often otherwise healthy newborns discharged from the well-baby nursery. In this review, we highlight risk factors that increase the risk of a newborn ≥35 weeks gestational age developing severe hyperbilirubinemia, as well as the risk factors that increase the hyperbilirubinemic infant's risk of kernicterus.

Volume

13

Issue

3

First Page

181

Last Page

187

DOI

10.2174/1573396313666170123151408

ISSN

1875-6336

PubMed ID

28117009

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