Diarrhoea in jaundiced neonates treated with phototherapy: role of intestinal secretion.


Thirty jaundiced neonates with diarrhoea who were being treated with phototherapy and 30 matched control infants were studied to try and find out the cause of the diarrhoea. Faecal osmolality and electrolyte concentrations were measured, which gave clear evidence that the diarrhoea arose from intestinal secretion. Rectal water and electrolyte absorption in… (More)


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