June 1972

An Experimental Evaluation of Phototherapy for Hyperbilirubinemia in the Gunn Rat

Author Affiliations

From Children's Hospital Research Foundation, Institute for Developmental Research, and Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;123(6):576-578. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110120100011

Jaundiced rats of the Gunn substrain were exposed to light for two to seven hours per day between the third and 25th day of life. Compared to untreated jaundiced subjects, treated rats showed no improvement in their performance on behavioral tests although increased vitality was observed.