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Korean J Pediatr. 2006 Jan;49(1):6-13. Korean. Review.
Lee SL .
Department of Pediatrics, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. lsl@dsmc.or.kr
Abstract

Jaundice is one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions found in neonatal period, and most jaundice is benign. But because of the possibility of bilirubin toxicity, every newborn infants must be examined to identify the development of severe hyperbilirubinemia. To prevent the development of severe hyperbilirubinemia, promote and support successful breast-feeding, perform a systemic assessment before discharge for the risk of severe hyperbilirubinemia, provide early and close follow-up program, and treat with phototherapy or exchange transfusion or other therapeutic modalities, if indicated, are recommended.

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