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Partial Risk Score for Predicting Hyperbilirubinemia in Infant Without Early Jaundice

Purpose:

To evaluate a newborn infant for the risk of developing a total serum bilirubin >= 20 mg/dL using the partial risk score of Newman et al.

Specialty:

Pedatrics
Gastroenterology

Objective:

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

ICD-10:

P59, E80.7

Description:

Newman et al used a partial risk score to identify an infant without early jaundice who is at risk for significant hyperbilirubinemia. This can help identify an infant who should undergo closer monitoring. The authors are from the University of California San Francisco, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Oakland and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek.

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