Monday, May 16, 2011

Which Is It?

Jaundice A starts at 3-5 days of life, peaking at 2 weeks. Total bilirubin levels are commonly >5 and mostly unconjugated. This is a relatively benign condition. Jaundice B starts at the first week of life in conjunction with weight loss and dehydration; it is seen more commonly in preterm rather than term infants.

Challenge: What is Jaundice A called? What is Jaundice B called?

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Anonymous said...

Physiologic Jaundice of the Newborn
Crigler-Najjar Syndrome

Craig Chen said...

Which Is It?

A is breast milk jaundice which is persistence of physiologic jaundice past the first week of life due to intestinal absorption of bilirubin. B is breast feeding failure jaundice.

Source: UpToDate.