Table 2 Clinical, demographic, biochemical and outcome data for infants with bilirubin encephalopathy
Case no.SexEthnic originGestation (weeks)Birth weight(kg)Mode of feedingClinical featuresMaximum SBR(μmol/l)Age at maximum SBR (days)Associated pathologyOutcome at 12 months
1MaleBlack413.34Artificial↓LOC, ↓ tone, opisthotonus, seizures7093Klebsiella septicaemiaDied
2MaleWhite372.94Breast↓LOC, ↓ tone, opisthotonus, seizures6138Unspecified haemolysisHearing loss
3MaleBlack362.35Breast↓LOC, ↓ tone6494Omphalitis, possible ABO incompatibilityDied
4MaleAsian361.79Artificial↓LOC, ↓ tone, opisthotonus, seizures6638G6PD deficiencyAthetosis, severe hearing loss
5MaleSouth Asian392.83Breast↓LOC, ↓ tone, opisthotonus5633Dehydration, possible ABO incompatibilityNormal
6FemaleMiddle Eastern403.24Breast↓LOC, seizures8023G6PD deficiencyNormal
7MaleWhite363.0Artificial↓ tone, seizures5614CephalhaematomaIncidental hemiparesis
8MaleWhite394.01UnknownOpisthotonus, seizures5874Dehydration, spherocytosisLost to follow-up
9MaleBlack393.12Breast↓LOC, opisthotonus, seizures7424G6PD deficiencyAthetosis, epilepsy
10MaleBlack373.06BreastOpisthotonus5418DehydrationNormal
11FemaleWhite414.3Breast↓LOC, ↓ tone5973Rhesus incompatibilityLost to follow-up
12MaleBlack40UnknownUnknown↓LOC, ↓ tone6994OmphalitisDied
13MaleBlack372.73Breast↓ LOC, seizures, opisthotonus5475ABO incompatibilitySevere hearing loss, cerebral palsy
14MaleWhite382.77Breast↓LOC, opisthotonus5115None identifiedIncidental visual delay
  • ↓ LOC, impaired consciousness; G6PD, glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase; SBR, serum bilirubin.