The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 72, Issue 1, pp 83–84 | Cite as

Serum bilirubin level to cause encephalopathy remains elusive?

  • Pankaj Garg
  • Rajeev Krishak
Letter to the Editor


Exchange Transfusion Serum Bilirubin Level Neonatal Jaundice Kernicterus Total Serum Bilirubin Level 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. 1.
    Ahlfors CE. Unbound bilirubin associated with kernicterus: A historical approach.J Pediatr 2000; 137: 540–542CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Soorani-Lunsing I, Woltil HA, Hadders-Algra M. Are moderate degrees of hyperbilirubinemia in healthy term neonates really safe for the brain?Pediatr Res 2001; 50: 701–705CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    American Academy of Pediatrics. Subcommittee on Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia: Neonatal jaundice and kernicterus.Pediatrics 2001; 108: 763–769CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Newman TB, Liljestrand P, Escobar GJ. Infants with bilirubin levels of 30 mg/dl or more in a large managed care.Pediatrics 2003; 116: 1303–1311CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Ostrow JD, Pascolo L, Shapiro SM, Tiribelli C. Newer concepts in bilirubin encephalopathy.Eur J Clin Invest 2003; 33(11): 988–997CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Hansen TW. Mechanism of bilirubin toxicity: clinical implications.Clin Perinatol 2002; 29(4): 765–778CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Monaghan G, Ryan M, Seddon R. Genetic variation in bilirubin UDP-glucuronosyl transferase gene promoter and Gilberts syndrome.Lancet 1996; 347: 578–582CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Department of Pediatrics All India Institute Of Medical Science 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pankaj Garg
    • 1
  • Rajeev Krishak
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsShanti Mangalick HospitalAgra

Personalised recommendations