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Tag: hyperbilirubinemia

Jaundice Can Lead to Brain Injury in Children

In Eastern Texas, a doctor and medical center were issued a lawsuit for neglecting to test Tri’Micah and Joy London’s newborn baby for jaundice. Dr. Samantha Chaikin and Premiere Pediatrics allowed the family to leave the facility without noticing that the baby showed many of the familiar symptoms of the condition. Because of inaction and neglect, the Londons’ baby suffered…

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In Severe Cases, Newborn Jaundice Could Cause Cerebral Palsy

Unlike many types of complicated medical conditions I’ve seen in my practice, newborn jaundice is relatively straightforward. If left untreated, however, jaundice can be extremely risky for infants – and even cause cerebral palsy, in more severe cases. Below, I discuss some common facts about jaundice, and what you can do if you think your child is affected.

What is …

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What can doctors do to prevent newborn jaundice or hyperbilirubinemia?

Jaundice, or neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is a straightforward medical complication that if left untreated, or treated improperly, can have a devastating consequence on the rest of an infant’s life.

Unchecked bilirubin levels…

Jaundice is a yellow discoloration of the skin and whites of the eyes.  A yellow pigment called bilirubin builds up in the blood, causing the discoloration.  Many babies who

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