Neonatal Jaundice

Jaundice is also known as hyperbilirubinemia. It refers to an excessive accumulation of unconjugated bilirubin in blood which is resulting in yellowish discoloration of skin and mucus membrane. Other symptoms may include excess sleepiness or poor feeding. In most of cases there is no specific underlying physiologic disorder. In other cases it results from RBC breakdown, liver disease, … Read more