Flashcards in Jaundice - aa Deck (5)
Total bilirubin above ____ means it's not physiologic jaundice and you need to investigate further.
above 15 mg/dL
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)
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
Name 5 causes of nonhemolytic unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia.
1. enclosed hemorrhage, e.g. cephalohematoma
3. bowel obstruction
4. UDPGT deficiency (enzyme that conjugates bilirubin)
5. Gilbert syndrome