Late neurological sequelae of non-hemolytic hyperbilirubinemia of healthy term neonates

Acta Paediatr. 1999 Jun;88(6):661-3. doi: 10.1080/08035259950169341.

Abstract

Records of the only children's hospital equipped to perform exchange transfusions in West Berlin were used to identify all 29 non-hemolytic healthy term newborns with total serum bilirubin between 20 and 30 mg/dL, 16 of whom were available for follow-up neurological examination according to Touwen. Compared to 18 case controls with bilirubin <12 mg/dL, jaundiced children scored significantly worse only on the choreiform dyskinesia scale.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Anemia, Hemolytic / diagnosis*
  • Bilirubin / blood
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / etiology*
  • Exchange Transfusion, Whole Blood / methods
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Health Status*
  • Humans
  • Hyperbilirubinemia / complications*
  • Hyperbilirubinemia / therapy
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Time Factors

Substances

  • Bilirubin