Newborn Jaundice (cont.)
Newborn Jaundice Prognosis
The majority of children with jaundice will recover fully and without permanent adverse effects.
Sometimes, a baby will need light treatment in a hospital to lower bilirubin levels.
Only a very few infants will require exchange transfusion.
Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics, Subcommittee on Hyperbilirubinemia. Management of hyperbilirubinemia in the newborn infant 35 or more weeks of gestation. Pediatrics. 2004;114 :297– 316.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/12/2014
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