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Liver Update: The epidemiology of neonatal jaundice

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Neonatal jaundice (NJ) accounts for a majority of the medical intervention in the newborn period. Although transitory hyperbilirubinemia (HB) is common among newborns, it should be detected by a trained observer in good lighting. Incidence of neonatal jaundice has been reported between 60% to more than 90%.Bilirubin is formed as the end product after disassembly of heme-containing molecules, primarily hemoglobin. Thus conditions increasing hemolysis will also increase bilirubin and manifest as j...
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