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Risk Score for Predicting Severe Hyperbilirubinemia in Infant Without Early Jaundice

Purpose:

To evaluate a neonate who did not have early jaundice for risk factors associated with severe hyperbilirubinemia as reported by Newman et al.

Specialty:

Pedatrics
Gastroenterology

Objective:

risk factors, criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

P59, E80.7

Description:

Newman et al developed a score for identifying neonates at risk for severe hyperbilirubinemia who do not show early jaundice. An infant at risk requires closer monitoring in order to allow early interventions. The authors are from the University of California San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Oakland.

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