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Phototherapy with turquoise versus blue light
  1. F Ebbesen1,
  2. G Agati2,
  3. R Pratesi3
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Aalborg, Denmark
  2. 2Institute of Applied Physics-CNR, Sezione INFM di Firenze, Florence, Italy
  3. 3Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Firenze, Sezione INFM di Firenze
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Ebbesen, Department of Pediatrics, Aalborg University Hospital, DK 9000 Aalborg, Denmark;


Preterm jaundiced infants were treated by phototherapy with a new turquoise fluorescent lamp. This was more effective in reducing plasma total bilirubin in relation to light irradiance than the ubiquitously used blue fluorescent lamp.

  • phototherapy
  • jaundice
  • bilirubin
  • hyperbilirubinaemia

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