Because the patient had taken doxycycline as malaria prophylaxis for a trip to China 2 months earlier, he was initially diagnosed with doxycycline-induced hyperbilirubinemia
However, clinicians should keep in mind that minor erythrocyte antigens can cause indirect hyperbilirubinemia
and sometimes severe hemolytic disease.
Guidelines for detection, management and prevention of hyperbilirubinemia
in term and late preterm newborn infants (35 or more weeks' gestation)--summary.
The illness ranged from no symptoms in 2 infants transfused with contaminated blood (8) to symptomatic disease (as in our infant) with fever and hepatosplenomegaly in 5 of 7 (71%), hemolytic anemia in 8 of 10 (80%), indirect hyperbilirubinemia
in 4 of 5 (80%), and thrombocytopenia in 7 of 9 (78%) (5).
Management of Jaundice and Prevention of Severe Hyperbilirubinemia
in Infants [greater than or equal to] 35 Weeks Gestation.
Malik et al reported that elevated levels of [gamma]-glutamyl transpeptidase were found in 17% of cases of hyperthyroidism, while hyperbilirubinemia
was found in 5% (1).
Conclusions: There was no significant benefit of this therapy in improving hyperbilirubinemia
As a result of the error, Makenna was born at 34 weeks, "with a birth weight below 5 pounds, respiratory distress, hyperbilirubinemia
, and possible sepsis.
The wife needs to consider side effects of HAART therapy such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea with any new medication; kidney stones and hyperbilirubinemia
with indinavir (Crixivan); anemia induced by zidovudine (Retrovir); hypersensitivity induced by abacavir (Ziagen); protease inhibitor-induced diabetes and pancreatitis; and generalized allergic reactions with any medication.
old, she was diagnosed with jaundice, hyperbilirubinemia
(an excess of bilirubin, a bile pigment, in the bloodstream), and kernicterus (the presence of a yellow pigment and lesions in the gray matter of the brain).
Milner took it upon herself to solve one of the problems associated with treating infants born with hyperbilirubinemia
(jaundice), which affects 10% of all babies and more than 50% of premature babies.
If not treated promptly, newborn jaundice, or hyperbilirubinemia
, can result in permanent brain damage.
The most common laboratory abnormalities (25%) are increased AST, increased ALT, lymphopenia, increased alkaline phosphatase, hypocalcemia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, hypophosphatemia, and hyperbilirubinemia
Phototherapy is the most common treatment for hyperbilirubinemia
Kell C and E subgroup incompatibilities in neonates with indirect hyperbilirubinemia