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Risk Factors for Ultraviolet Light Burn in Neonate Receiving Phototherapy

Purpose:

To identify risk factors for an ultraviolet skin burn in a neonate receiving phototherapy for hyperbilirubinemia.

Specialty:

Dermatology

Objective:

risk factors, adverse effects

ICD-10:

L56.9, T88.8

Description:

A neonate who is undergoing ultraviolet (UV) phototherapy for hyperbilirubinemia may develop a skin burn if certain risk factors are present.

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