TITLE

A Complication of Phototherapy in the Newborn: The "Bronze Baby"

AUTHOR(S)
Sharma, Raj K.; Ente, Gerald; Collipp, Platon J.; Maddaiah, Vaddanahally T.; Rezvani, Iraj
PUB. DATE
April 1973
SOURCE
Clinical Pediatrics;Apr1973, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p231
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A newborn infant bad an unusual reversible complication caused by light therapy for hyperbilirubinemia. A dark grey-brown color of the skin, urine, and serum developed on the fifth day, after 24 hours of light therapy. Serum bilirubin (direct and total), SGOT, and LDH were elevated. The infant recovered, and bilirubin and enzymes returned to normal after a period of three weeks. A possible pathologic mechanism for this complication is suggested.
ACCESSION #
16792588

 

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