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Correlation of Cord Blood Bilirubin Values with Neonatal Jaundice

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Dr. Himanshu Chawla,Dr. Bindu T Nair,Dr Rajeev Kumar Thapar,Dr. M P Mahato,
» doi: 10.48047/ecb/2023.12.12.138


Background: Neonatal Jaundice (NNJ) is a common disorder worldwide and one of the important contributors to high neonatal morbidity and mortality. Cord Blood Bilirubin samples are easy to collect for estimation of bilirubin levels of new-born at birth. It helps in detecting new-borns who are at a low risk of developing hyperbilirubinemia and minimizes unnecessary prolongation of hospitalization or hospital readmission for hyperbilirubinemia Material and methods: The study was a prospective observational study conducted in a tertiary care hospital of North India. The sample size was 110 healthy full term new-borns. Cord blood bilirubin (CBB) was estimated at birth. This was followed by clinical examination of all new-borns daily for jaundice and its severity assessed by Kramer’s score. Total serum bilirubin(TSB) values was also estimated at 72 hours of age.

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