Anthropometry and bilirubin production

J Perinatol. 1991 Dec;11(4):340-2.


Anthropometric measurements and total bilirubin formation (TBF) estimates were performed on infants born to normal and diabetic mothers. Although we do not exclude the theoretical possibility of a low-frequency occurrence of increased TBF in macrosomic infants of normal mothers, we can conclude that infants of mothers whose diabetes is well managed may have normal TBF.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Anthropometry*
  • Bilirubin / biosynthesis*
  • Birth Weight
  • Carboxyhemoglobin / analysis*
  • Diabetes, Gestational
  • Female
  • Fetal Macrosomia / blood*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn / blood*
  • Pregnancy
  • Skinfold Thickness


  • Carboxyhemoglobin
  • Bilirubin