Kernícterus

Es una afección en donde niveles muy altos de bilirrubina en la sangre se depositan en el tejido del cerebro, causando daño cerebral irreversible. En el recién nacido, el diagnóstico y tratamiento oportunos de la ictericia o de afecciones que lleven a ésta pueden ayudar a prevenir el kernícterus.

Kernícterus

Revision

Last reviewed 5/9/2011 by Kimberly G Lee, MD, MSc, IBCLC, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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