Starting with A for "ACE inhibitor" and continuing through to Y for "Yolk Sac Tumour", we give you succinct explanations for scientific and medical terms in clear and simple words.
- Neonatal JaundiceAlso icterus neonatorum.
Hepatitis (see Icterus) in the first week of life is normal. In the first days of life, bilirubin initially increases, with a maximum on days 3 to 5 of life, and then falls to normal values within 2 to 3 weeks. Higher values occur in premature babies and the jaundice is retained for a longer time. Phototherapy can be effective in cases of intermediate severity. Exchange transfusion of the whole blood must be considered in severe cases or when phototherapy does not bring improvement.
Glossary entries: Roche and Walter de Gruyter, Berlin