“Physiologic” Jaundice of the Newborn
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
Volume 6, Issue 1, pages 23–40, March 1979
How to Cite
Simkin, P., Simkin, P. A. and Edwards, M. (1979), “Physiologic” Jaundice of the Newborn. Birth, 6: 23–40. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.1979.tb01299.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
ABSTRACT: Bilirubin metabolism is reviewed and neonatal jaundice of various types is described. The need for quick, accurate tests for unbound, unconjugated bilirubin is discussed in relation to new suggestions that lower levels of this specific portion of bilirubin may cause damage in the newborn The benefits and risks of present treatments are evaluated.