A study of incidence of neonatal jaundice in newborns at a tertiary health care centre

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2019, Vol 10, Issue 3

Abstract

Background: Hyperbilirubinemia in neonates is a primary concern due to it’s long term neurological effects on neonates.Aim and objective: To study the incidence of neonatal jaundice in new born at a tertiary health care centre Methodology: Present study was a prospective study carried out in 450 newborns at tertiary health care centre. Those patients with clinical jaundice were noted and data was collected. Data was collected using pretested questionnaire. Data was analysed using appropriate statistical tests. Results: Incidence of jaundice in our study was 44.44%. Most commonly observed jaundice was breast feeding jaundice (50%) followed by ABO incompatibility (15.48%). Incidence of neonatal jaundice was more in male babies (55%) and low birth weight babies.

Authors and Affiliations

Sunil Kumar, Vinod Kumar Mishra, Sushant Kumar

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  • EP ID EP615829
  • DOI 10.26611/1061034
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Sunil Kumar, Vinod Kumar Mishra, Sushant Kumar (2019). A study of incidence of neonatal jaundice in newborns at a tertiary health care centre. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 10(3), 83-85. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-615829