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Arch Pediatr. 1998 Oct;5(10):1156-61.

[Management of hyperbilirubinemia of the term newborn in maternity wards].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Unité fonctionnelle de néonatologie, hôpital de l'Hôtel-Dieu, Lyon, France.


Jaundice is a frequent clinical sign among healthy term newborns. A rigorous clinical assessment is crucial in order to recognise haemolytic, infectious and metabolic diseases. The use of the transcutaneous jaundice-meter in decision-making, and the phototherapy principles and applications, are discussed. Intensive phototherapy allows a rapid decrease in plasma bilirubin levels, so that it may used to treat even severe hyperbilirubinemia in the maternity ward.

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