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NICE Bilirubin charts in mg/dl?

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  • 2 weeks later...


I suppose it is, because a rising bilirubin in the first 48h hours is most probably due to rhesus immunization and could rise so fast, that you won‘t treat it soon enough - so with a rising bilirubin in the first 48h you should start treatment earlier. Perhaps it has something to do with an immature blood brain barrier, too.

it is based on the work ob buthani … as you mentioned before

An approach to the management of hyperbilirubinemia in the preterm infant less than 35 weeks of gestation. J Perinatol 2012;32:660–4

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