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The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 123–127 | Cite as

Neonatal jaundice in madurai

  • P. Chandra
  • Indru Tuplur
  • K. A. Krishnamoorthy
Article

Summary

The frequency of Rh negativity in the hospital based population was 6%. Cord blood estimations in normal infants showed a mean haemoglobin level of 17.3 G., bilirubin 2.2 mg.%, reticulocyte count 3.5% and normoblast count 3.5%. 110 infants with jaundice in the newborn period were investigated. 13% had serum bilirubin levels beyond the physiological limits. The causes of jaundice in order of frequency were isoimmunisation 22%, prematurity and low birth weight 11.8%, asphyxia 10.9%, maternal medication 10.3%, infection 5.5,%, Down’s syndrome 1.7%, cephalhaematoma 1.7%, vitamin K toxicity 0.9% and neonatal hepatitis 0.9%. In 38%, the aetiology was unknown.

Keywords

Neonatal Jaundice Duodenal Atresia Brilliant Cresyl Blue Neonatal Hepatitis Haemolytic Disease 
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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Chandra
    • 1
  • Indru Tuplur
    • 1
  • K. A. Krishnamoorthy
    • 1
  1. 1.Madurai

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