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Bronze baby syndrome: pictorial description of a rare condition
  1. D De Luca,
  2. S Picone,
  3. A Fabiano,
  4. P Paolillo
  1. Division of Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care, Casilino General Hospital, ASL-RMB, Rome, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Daniele De Luca, Division of Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care, Casilino General Hospital, ASL-RMB, Via Casilina 1088, 00169 Rome, Italy; dm.deluca{at}fastwebnet.it

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Bronze baby syndrome (BBS) is an extremely rare dyschromia occurring in neonates with a raised conjugated bilirubin level under phototherapy treatment.1 Rubaltelli et al1 demonstrated it to be due to the phototransformation of Cu(II)-protoporphyrin upon irradiation,2 but BBS has never been pictorially described. We illustrate comprehensive visible findings of newborn …

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