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Risk Factors for Failing to Detect Kernicterus in Neonate

Purpose:

To identify causes that may contribute to the delayed diagnosis of severe hyperbilirubinemia in a neonate.

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Gastroenterology

Objective:

risk factors, clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis, complication detection

ICD-10:

P57

Description:

Kernicterus can be a devastating condition that is often preventable. However, it still occurs, usually because key findings are missed or ignored. The Joint Commission performed a root cause analysis to identify risk factors contributing to the delayed diagnosis of serious hyperbilirubinemia.

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