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Clin Perinatol. 1990 Jun;17(2):467-81.

Blue light, green light, white light, more light: treatment of neonatal jaundice.

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Department of Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio.


This article reviews the current understanding of how phototherapy, the most widely used treatment of neonatal jaundice, uses light energy to pump bilirubin out of a jaundiced infant. It provides a framework for understanding the often conflicting results of clinical comparisons of various phototherapeutic regimens, and stresses the importance of light intensity in the overall effectiveness of phototherapy.

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