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February 1972

Neonatal Jaundice Associated With Cystic Fibrosis

Author Affiliations

Irvine, Calif
From the Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine, Calif.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;123(2):161-162. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110080139020

Jaundice caused by cystic fibrosis is rare in the neonatal period. The reported child had jaundice, possibly due to cystic fibrosis, at 3½ weeks of age. This was followed by hepatomegaly, hyperbilirubinemia and abnormal levels of hepatic enzymes at 6 weeks of age. Complete resolution of clinical and laboratory evidence of liver disease occurred at 10 weeks of age, which suggests that temporary plugging may have caused the jaundice. Treatment with choleretics may be indicated.

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