Jaundice: a yellow or green/yellow hue to the skin, sclerae, and mucous membranes which can be appreciated at serum bilirubin levels >2 mg/dL. Intensity of color is directly relat...
Phase 1: Determine if hyperbilirubinemia is unconjugated or conjugated.
Phase 2: if unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia
Obtain CBC and indices.
Coombs test: If...
Treatment largely depends on etiology of jaundice.
In infants with confirmed biliary atresia, Kasai portoenterostomy is performed.
Ursodeoxycholic acid is an exogenous bile aci...
American Academy of Pediatrics Subcommittee on Hyperbilirubinemia. Management of hyperbilirubinemia in the newborn infant 35 or more weeks of gestation. Pediatrics. 2004;114(1...
782.4 Jaundice, unspecified, not of newborn
774.6 Unspecified fetal and neonatal jaundice
774.2 Neonatal jaundice associated with preterm delivery
277.4 Disorders of bilirubin excretion
Q: Are there any findings in neonatal jaundice that are specifically concerning?
A: These findings are concerning until proven otherwise:
Jaundice before 36 hours of life
Persistent jaundice beyond 1...
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