Neonatal jaundice has been identified as a cause of permanent brain damage in children, if not properly treated.
Let’s see how much you know about this early childhood condition.
#1. Neonates are newborns in their first 28 days of life
#2. Bilirubin is produced from the breakdown of red blood cells
#3. Neonatal jaundice is commoner among full-term babies
#4. Jaundice occurs in neonates primarily because they have immature liver
#5. One of the key symptoms in neonatal jaundice is yellowness of the eyes and skin
#6. Permanent damage to the child's brain caused by neonatal jaundice is termed kernicterus
#7. Severe jaundice resolves on its own
#8. In every case of neonatal jaundice, the baby is transfused with healthy blood
#9. Neonatal jaundice is preventable
Till next time, stay informed and stay healthy!
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