Kernicterus sentence example
- Levels between 20 and 30 mg/dL associated with prematurity and hemolytic disease may increase the risk of kernicterus.
- Kernicterus is still relatively uncommon but has been on the rise with the mandated early postnatal discharge policies.
- In the past Rhesus (Rh) blood factor incompatibility between the mother and child was a major cause of kernicterus.
- Kernicterus: also called Rh incompatibility, a condition that develops when there is a difference in Rh blood type between that of the mother (Rh negative) and that of the fetus (Rh positive).
- If hyperbilirubinemia cannot be controlled, the baby develops kernicterus.Advertisement
- The term kernicterus means that bilirubin is being deposited in the brain, possibly causing permanent damage.
- Babies who survive pregnancy may develop kernicterus, which can lead to deafness, speech problems, cerebral palsy, or mental retardation.
- Severe hyperbilirubinemia is of great concern to pediatricians because it may lead to bilirubinrelated brain damage (kernicterus).
- Infants with rising bilirubin levels are at risk of neurotoxicity and developing kernicterus, making the monitoring of bilirubin in the first week of life critical for these infants.
- Parents will usually be informed by the pediatrician about any risks associated with an elevated bilirubin, such as liver dysfunction or possible kernicterus.Advertisement