Hyperbilirubinemia in the newborn

Pediatr Rev. 2011 Aug;32(8):341-9. doi: 10.1542/pir.32-8-341.

Abstract

After completing this article, readers should be able to: 1. List the risk factors for severe hyperbilirubinemia. 2. Distinguish between physiologic jaundice and pathologic jaundice of the newborn. 3. Recognize the clinical manifestations of acute bilirubin encephalopathy and the permanent clinical sequelae of kernicterus.4. Describe the evaluation of hyperbilirubinemia from birth through 3 months of age. 5. Manage neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, including referral to the neonatal intensive care unit for exchange transfusion.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bilirubin / metabolism
  • Breast Feeding
  • Exchange Transfusion, Whole Blood
  • Humans
  • Hyperbilirubinemia, Neonatal* / diagnosis
  • Hyperbilirubinemia, Neonatal* / metabolism
  • Hyperbilirubinemia, Neonatal* / therapy
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis
  • Jaundice, Neonatal
  • Kernicterus* / diagnosis
  • Kernicterus* / etiology
  • Kernicterus* / prevention & control
  • Phototherapy
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Risk Factors

Substances

  • Bilirubin