Phototherapy-associated diarrhea. The role of bile salts.


The concentration of fecal bile salts was measured in 14 jaundiced neonates who received phototherapy (PT group) and their 14 nontreated matched controls (C). Before initiation of phototherapy, mean bile salt concentrations in stool specimens from the two groups were similar. At 12 hours of 'lights on', stool specimens from PT babies showed a significantly… (More)


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