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Jaundice of the newborn. The use of phototherapy.

Authors
  • Vigneswaran, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Australian family physician
Publication Date
May 01, 1989
Volume
18
Issue
5
Pages
519–521
Identifiers
PMID: 2751510
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Jaundice is common in the newborn infant who is unique because of a limited ability to clear bilirubin from the plasma. In most babies it is physiological and benign. In some, however, jaundice is a sign of a serious underlying disorder. The challenge to the physician is to distinguish normal physiology from pathological jaundice.

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