Bilirubin metabolism and kernicterus.

  title={Bilirubin metabolism and kernicterus.},
  author={Glenn R. Gourley},
  journal={Advances in pediatrics},
Neonatal jaundice continues to be a common problem. Kernicterus, although rare, continues to be a very real concern in both full-term and preterm infants. The diagnosis of kernicterus requires not only bilirubin staining in a characteristic pattern in the brain but also neuronal damage. With careful pathologic evaluation, kernicterus should be distinguishable from the brain damage associated with asphyxia and hypoxia. Early hospital discharge is a risk factor for the development of kernicterus… CONTINUE READING
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