kernicterus


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kernicterus

(ˌkɜːˈnɪktərəs)
n
(Medicine) a medical condition involving a build-up of bilirubin in the brain and neural damage
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Noun1.kernicterus - an abnormal accumulation of bile pigment in the brain and other nerve tissue; causes yellow staining and tissue damage
icterus, jaundice - yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia
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ker·nic·ter·us

n. kernícterus, forma de ictericia del recién nacido.

kernicterus

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Data from most of the Western world suggest that chronic bilirubin encephalopathy, or kernicterus, is currently occurring at an incidence of approximately 0.
Free bilirubin can then cross the blood-brain barrier and cause kernicterus.
The AAP made these recommendations because of an increasing concern that the incidence of kernicterus in America is rising.
In addition, incidence of acute bilirubin encephalopathy and kernicterus have increased among otherwise healthy breastfed infants with poor feeding and delayed follow up visits (AAP, 2004; Harris et al.
Parents of infants with kernicterus will tell you "'if only somebody had said to me that [jaundice] could be a danger to my baby, I would have done something about it," Dr.
The current evidence-based guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics indicate that a new approach to hyperbilirubinemia would make kernicterus even more preventable in infants born at 35 weeks of gestation or later (Pediatrics 114[1]:297-316, 2004).
Despite a blood transfusion she died the next day of kernicterus, a staining of the brain caused by a high level of jaundice.
Her doctors failed to test and treat her jaundice, which developed into kernicterus, a preventable, lifelong, debilitating, neurological syndrome.
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He argued that displacement of albumin-bound bilirubin by binding competitors could explain the reported high incidence of kernicterus in premature infants receiving sulfonamide prophylaxis (1).
The severity of elevated TSB or progression to hyperbilirubinemia in pediatrics is of special concern because of its direct role in causing kernicterus if untreated.