hyperbilirubinemia

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hyperbilirubinemia

[¦hī·pər‚bil·ə‚rü·bə′nē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
Excessive amounts of bilirubin in the blood.
A severe, prolonged physiologic jaundice.
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Unfortunately there is no long term follow-up data available on the babies in the present study, so the rate of neurodevelopmental problems and hearing loss from severe hyperbilirubinemia is not known.
The factors associated with hyperbilirubinemia is shown on Table 2.
1314 It is known that indirect hyperbilirubinemia is seen more commonly in the babies of mothers who have no sufficent or suitable support for breastfeeding.
Extreme hyperbilirubinemia is rare (1:10,000 newborns); however, if unnoticed, it can result in kernicterus.
Health-care providers, parents, and other caretakers should be aware of risk factors for hyperbilirubinemia, and treatment should begin immediately after hyperbilirubinemia is diagnosed.
DISCUSSION: Hyperbilirubinemia is felt to be a benign condition for infants born at term or near-term gestation.