[Guidelines for prevention, detection and management of hyperbilirubinaemia in newborns of 35 or more weeks of gestation]

An Pediatr (Barc). 2017 Nov;87(5):294.e1-294.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.anpedi.2017.03.006. Epub 2017 May 16.
[Article in Spanish]


Hyperbilirubinaemia is one of the most frequent causes of hospital readmission during the first week of life. Its detection is still a big challenge, mainly due to the early discharge from the hospital that can be associated with a delay of the diagnosis. The identification of those newborns at risk of developing significant hyperbilirubinaemia is one of the main priorities in the public health care system. An approach to the management of newborn jaundice is presented in this article, following the recommendations based on the medical evidence and on the opinion of the Standards Committee of the Spanish Society of Neonatology.

Keywords: Guidelines; Guías; Hiperbilirrubinemia; Hyperbilirubinaemia; Ictericia; Jaundice; Late pre-term; Newborn; Prematuro tardío; Recién nacido.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Hyperbilirubinemia / diagnosis*
  • Hyperbilirubinemia / prevention & control
  • Hyperbilirubinemia / therapy*
  • Infant, Newborn