Hyperbilirubinemia. By Nikette Neal, MD. Definition. Hyperbilirubinemia, also known as jaundice, is a yellowing of the skin and eyes secondary to the build up of bilirubin. Epidemiology. 60% of term newborns develop jaundice 1% of which were hospitalized for phototherapy
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By Nikette Neal, MD
All bilirubin levels should be plotted to determine the patient’s risk for further investigation.
For patients with elevated bilirubin levels or risk factors, this nomogram may be used to determine the need for phototherapy.
For patients who exceed the requirements for phototherapy this nomogram may be used to determine the need for exchange transfusion.