Severe hyperbilirubinaemia and kernicterus: more caution is needed in newborn jaundice surveillance.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207720
Title:
Severe hyperbilirubinaemia and kernicterus: more caution is needed in newborn jaundice surveillance.
Authors:
Allen, N M; Mohammad, F; Foran, A; Corcoran, D; Clarke, T
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin.
Citation:
Ir Med J. 2009 Jul-Aug;102(7):228-9.
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207720
PubMed ID:
19772008
Abstract:
Since the 1990s, there has been a re-emergence of cases of severe hyperbilirubinaemia and kernicterus. The current UK incidence of bilirubin encephalopathy is 0.9/100,000 with a higher reported incidence in some countries. Three otherwise healthy newborn infants, who presented with severe hyperbilirubinaemia, including one who developed kernicterus, are reported here. Some of the current challenges in newborn jaundice surveillance are highlighted.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Bilirubin/blood; Exchange Transfusion, Whole Blood; Female; Humans; Hyperbilirubinemia/*diagnosis/therapy; Immunoglobulins, Intravenous; Incidence; Infant, Newborn; Ireland; Jaundice, Neonatal/*diagnosis/therapy; Kernicterus/*diagnosis/therapy; Male; Phototherapy; Population Surveillance; Risk Factors
ISSN:
0332-3102 (Print); 0332-3102 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAllen, N Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorMohammad, Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorForan, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCorcoran, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Ten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:37:58Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:37:58Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:37:58Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr Med J. 2009 Jul-Aug;102(7):228-9.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19772008en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207720-
dc.description.abstractSince the 1990s, there has been a re-emergence of cases of severe hyperbilirubinaemia and kernicterus. The current UK incidence of bilirubin encephalopathy is 0.9/100,000 with a higher reported incidence in some countries. Three otherwise healthy newborn infants, who presented with severe hyperbilirubinaemia, including one who developed kernicterus, are reported here. Some of the current challenges in newborn jaundice surveillance are highlighted.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshBilirubin/blooden_GB
dc.subject.meshExchange Transfusion, Whole Blooden_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshHyperbilirubinemia/*diagnosis/therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshImmunoglobulins, Intravenousen_GB
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen_GB
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newbornen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshJaundice, Neonatal/*diagnosis/therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshKernicterus/*diagnosis/therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshPhototherapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPopulation Surveillanceen_GB
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_GB
dc.titleSevere hyperbilirubinaemia and kernicterus: more caution is needed in newborn jaundice surveillance.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Paediatrics, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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