The potential for unnecessary treatment makes jaundice a problem of public health and clinical significance. Diagnoses of jaundice and "severe jaundice" were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision ICD-9 diagnosis and procedure codes from hospital discharge records. For infants with Asian mothers and white fathers, the RR was 1. Infants with Asian fathers and white mothers had an RR of 1.
Patient Information Handout. Hyperbilirubinemia is one of the most common problems encountered in term newborns. Historically, management guidelines were derived from studies on bilirubin toxicity in infants with hemolytic disease. More recent recommendations support the use of less intensive therapy in healthy term newborns with jaundice. Phototherapy should be instituted when the total serum bilirubin level is at or above 15 mg per dL mol per L in infants 25 to 48 hours old, 18 mg per dL mol per L in infants 49 to 72 hours old, and 20 mg per dL mol per L in infants older than 72 hours.
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If your institution subscribes to this resource, and you don't have a MyAccess Profile, please contact your library's reference desk for information on how to gain access to this resource from off-campus. B is a year-old woman who comes to your office because her skin and eyes have been yellow for the past 2 weeks. What is the differential diagnosis of jaundice? How would you frame the differential?