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1

Total bilirubin above ____ means it's not physiologic jaundice and you need to investigate further.

above 15 mg/dL

2

When does physiologic jaundice appear and when does it go away?

Appears at 24 hours after birth and is gone by 1 week of life (2 weeks if preterm infant)

3

Visible jaundice with total serum bilirubin above 5 mg/dL BEFORE 24 hrs of age usually means what?

significant hemolysis, e.g. Rh incompatibility, spherocytosis, G6PD deficiency

4

Name 5 causes of nonhemolytic unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia.

1. enclosed hemorrhage, e.g. cephalohematoma
2. polycythemia
3. bowel obstruction
4. UDPGT deficiency (enzyme that conjugates bilirubin)
5. Gilbert syndrome

5

What are the treatments for unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia?

1. phototherapy with blue-green light
2. exchange transfusion (for severe)