Infant Jaundice | Complications

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Can jaundice hurt my baby?

Jaundice is not a serious problem in most healthy babies. However, very high bilirubin levels can be dangerous, even causing brain damage. The risk of serious injury to your baby from high bilirubin levels is increased if your baby is premature.

Source

Hyperbilirubinemia in the Term Newborn by ML Porter, CPT, MC, USA, and BL Dennis, MAJ, MC, USA (American Family Physician February 15, 2002, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20020215/599.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 04/03

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