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Jaundice in infants occur when the baby's liver may not be developed enough to efficiently rid the body of bilirubin. Symptoms of jaundice include yellowish colored eyes, and yellowing of the skin. Some babies are more at risk to develop jaundice. Kernicterus is a type of brain damage that occurs when a baby has jaundice and is not treated. Treatment of infant jaundice is generally with phototherapy so that kernicterus should not develop.

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      Newborn Jaundice (Neonatal Jaundice) Article
      • Jaundice definition
      • Jaundice in newborns (neonatal jaundice)
      • What causes jaundice in newborns?
      • Physiologic jaundice
      • Maternal-fetal blood group incompatibility (Rh, ABO)
      • Breast milk jaundice
      • Breastfeeding jaundice
      • Cephalohematoma (a collection of blood under the scalp)
      • Red blood cell enzyme defects
      • Red blood cell membrane defects
      • What are the symptoms of jaundice in newborns?
      • What are the risk factors for jaundice in newborns?
      • How is jaundice in newborns diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for jaundice in newborns?
      • What are the complications of jaundice in newborns?
      • Can jaundice in newborns be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis of jaundice in newborns?