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1

why does jaundice in babies occur

high levels of RBCs being broken down
liver is not fully developed

2

when do symptoms develop and how long do they last

2-3days
last around 2w

3

when are symptoms of jaundice not common in a baby

<24 hours
over two weeks

4

how can jaundice be treated

phototherapy - light alters bilirubin into a form that can more easily be broken down by the spleen

exchange transfusion

5

complication of excessive bilirubin in neonates

kernicturas (bilirubin encephalopathy)