Preventing kernicterus: a wake-up call

Ives, Kevin
September 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Sep2007, Vol. 92 Issue 5, pF330
Academic Journal
The article cites a study to determine the incidence of severe hyperbilirubinaemia and clinical kernicterus among newborns in Great Britain and Ireland. It also provides evidence which identifies clinical and demographic variables and short-term outcomes. This study confirms that dehydration including shortened gestation and inadequate breast feeding are risk factors of kernicterus.


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