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Bilirubin levels and severe retinopathy of prematurity in infants with estimated gestational ages of 23 to 26 weeks

Authors
Journal
The Journal of Pediatrics
0022-3476
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
135
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0022-3476(99)70336-7
Disciplines
  • Biology

Abstract

Abstract Oxidative injury may contribute to the development of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), and bilirubin may be a physiologically important antioxidant. Therefore we evaluated the relationship of ROP to bilirubin levels in 157 infants born at 23 to 26 weeks estimated gestational age. We found no definite association between bilirubin levels and severe ROP. (J Pediatr 1999;135:102-4)

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