Clinical profile of neonates with jaundice: A descriptive study

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2018, Vol 7, Issue 3

Abstract

Ensuring a safe level of serum bilirubin and brain damage prevention is the primary aim of the treatment. Reduction of serum bilirubin levels and prevention of neurotoxicity can be achieved by phototherapy, exchange transfusion and pharmacotherapy. At critical levels of serum bilirubin exchange transfusion is most effective. Newborns admitted to NICU with hyperbilirubinemia who met the inclusion and exclusion criteria were included in the study. The mean age of presentation of jaundice in study population in hours of life was 81±28.36 hrs. Most of them presented on day 3 (32.43%) followed by day 4 of life (29.72%). The mean ± SD of bilirubin was 18.03 ± 2.70mg/dl and 8.10 ± 2.49mg/dl before and after phototherapy respectively with significant p value (< 0.05).

Authors and Affiliations

Sachin S Hatti, R H Desai, P K Wari, V H Ratageri, Charanraj Honnalli

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  • EP ID EP469719
  • DOI 10.26611/1014732
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Sachin S Hatti, R H Desai, P K Wari, V H Ratageri, Charanraj Honnalli (2018). Clinical profile of neonates with jaundice: A descriptive study. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 7(3), 51-54. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-469719