Neonatal Jaundice on the Postnatal Ward

 

Reviewed by Clinical Practice Committee
July
2015
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Significance of Jaundice Indications for Paediatric Referral Management

See also Neonatal Jaundice, which contains graphs indicating treatment levels.

The Significance of Jaundice

Indications for Paediatric Referral

  1. Clinically present before 24hrs of age.
  2. Whenever other symptoms and/or signs of illness are present. When SBR >200 μmol/L on the second day of life.
  3. When SBR >250 μmol/L
  4. When jaundice is of late onset (7-10 days or later) or is prolonged with SBR >200 μmol/L after 7-10 days of life.
  5. Maternal red cell antibody

Management of Neonatal Jaundice



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