November 1976

Neonatal Jaundice

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY, and the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, State University of New York at Stoneybrook.

Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(11):1274-1280. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120120108023

• This article discusses the production, transport, and excretion of bilirubin in the newborn period. The causes, significance, and treatment of unconjugated and conjugated hyperbilirubinemia are different; and because this is so, it is important to review the main causes and management of unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia. Conjugated hyperbilirubinemia in the newborn period could be either due to hepatocellular dysfunction or extrahepatic biliary obstruction. There are several recent advances in early differentiation and management of these two entities.

(Am J Dis Child 130:1274-1280, 1976)