If, after surgery for biliary atresia, an infant becomes jaundiced, has a high temperature for more than 24 hours, or if there is a change in the color of the stools or urine.
Yet in Japan, the practice is still viewed with something of a jaundiced eye by the upper classes as a practice fit only for the lower classes, street walkers and gangsters.
Erythroblastosis fetalis overwhelms the removal system, and high levels of bilirubin accumulate, causing hyperbilirubinemia, a condition in which the baby becomes jaundiced.
Performance of the bilirubin test itself is a precaution against the serious consequences that can occur when bilirubin levels continue to rise in jaundiced infants.
Jaundice comes from the French word jaune, which means yellow; thus a jaundiced baby is one whose skin color appears yellow due to bilirubin.
Though full-term babies may become slightly jaundiced, premature babies are more sensitive to the effects of excess bilrubin.
Thus, if an infant begins to appear jaundiced, bilirubin levels will be ordered to determine the severity.
The test may be repeated frequently in a jaundiced newborn to assure that bilirubin levels are dropping.
The liver becomes swollen, and the patient becomes jaundiced with yellowing of the eyes and skin.
Peltigera canin g, which formed the basis of the celebrated " pulvis antilyssus " of Dr Mead, long regarded as a sovereign cure for hydrophobia; Platysma juniperinum, lauded as a specific in jaundice, no doubt on the similia similibus principle from a resemblance between its yellow colour and that of the jaundiced skin; Peltidea aphthosa, which on the same principle was regarded by the Swedes, when boiled in milk, as an effectual remedy for the aphthae or rash on their children.