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Newborn jaundice or neonatal jaundice is a yellowish discoloration of the mucous membranes, whites of the eyes, and skin of a newborn. Newborn jaundice is not a disease or condition, rather a visible sign of another disease or condition. Newborn jaundice is caused by an accumulation of bilirubin in the blood, in which there are a variety of diseases or conditions that cause this accumulation of bilirubin in the blood. Some symptoms include yellowing of the whites of the eyes, mucous membranes, and skin; light colored stools, poor feeding, lethargy, high pitched crying, and seizures. Treatments for newborn jaundice depend upon the underlying condition or disease causing the accumulation of bilirubin in the blood. Kernicterus is a prolonged accumulation of bilirubin in the blood, and must be treated emergently.

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