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Treatments for Neonatal Jaundice

Treatment List for Neonatal Jaundice

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Neonatal Jaundice includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Watchful waiting - in the normal mild cases the condition usually corrects itself within a few days.
  • Mild sunlight exposure - usually indirect light, taking extreme care not to sunburn the baby's skin.
  • UV light exposure - using a mild artificial light source.
  • Phototherapy
  • Exchange blood transfusion - in extreme cases
  • Vitamin B2
  • Management of jaundice in neonates is influenced by the cause of the jaundice, as well as the gestational age and general health of the infant. The aim of treatment is to manage underlying causes and avoid kernicterus, or brain damage, resulting from high bilirubin levels. Treatments include:
    • Investigation and treatment of underlying cause - eg hypothyroidism
    • Observation - in mild physiological jaundice
    • Exposure to indirect sunlight - for mild physiological jaundice
    • Phototherapy
    • Exchange transfusion - where phototherapy has failed to control jaundice and bilirubin levels are critically high
    • Intravenous immune globulin - for conditions such as Rh and ABO incompatibility

Neonatal Jaundice: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Neonatal Jaundice may include:

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Hospital statistics for Neonatal Jaundice:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Neonatal Jaundice:

  • 0.001%81 of hospital consultant episodes were for neonatal jaundice due to other excessive haemolysis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for neonatal jaundice due to other excessive haemolysis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for neonatal jaundice due to other excessive haemolysis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for neonatal jaundice due to other excessive haemolysis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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