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Treatment of jaundice in low birthweight infants
  1. M J Maisels1,
  2. J F Watchko2
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA
  2. 2Division of Neonatology and Developmental Biology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Maisels
    Department of Pediatrics, William Beaumont Hospital, 3601 W Thirteen Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA;


Exchange transfusion and phototherapy remain the staples of intervention for the jaundiced newborn. Clinical management of the jaundiced low birthweight infant is discussed.

  • exchange transfusions
  • kernicterus
  • jaundice
  • phototherapy
  • prematurity
  • LBW, low birth weight
  • TSB, total serum bilirubin
  • NICU, neonatal intensive care unit

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