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Liver Update: Jaundice in low birthweight infants

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Preterm and low birth weight (LBW) infants are believed to have an increased risk of developing bilirubin associated brain damage. The cases of kernicterus are nearly disappearing from the NICU population, possibly because of overall improvements in the care of LBW infants and/or the aggressive use of phototherapy.Exchange Transfusion and Phototherapy: Exchange transfusions and phototherapy are the key intervention for jaundice in newborns. Phototherapy, if used appropriately, can control the bi...
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