Causes Of High Bilirubin In Infants?
.. want to ask. What is the cause of very high bilirubin almost to 50 levels causes slow growth, huh? Maybe what is the nerve? The thing is if the brain injury .. when we interact, he responds but his bones are rich lem … thanks, yes, maybe it includes brain injury too ?
Bilirubin levels in newborns do often increase. Increased bilirubin results in signs of yellow skin and eye mucosa, and dark brown urine. Yellow on the skin and mucosa are known as jaundice. Bilirubin is the end result of the metabolism of the breakdown of dead red blood cells. Jaundice in babies can occur normally and is abnormal. Normally jaundice occurs a few days after birth. Generally the jaundice does not require light therapy and transfusion, and can subside itself within a few days, as long as the baby gets enough to drink and sun exposure. Jaundice that occurs before 24 hours or even after the baby is more than 1 or 2 weeks old, is most likely an abnormal jaundice.
Abnormal jaundice with very high levels, for example above 20, requires light therapy. If single or double light beam therapy still does not provide an improvement response, and the bilirubin level continues to rise, then the possibility of the baby must be treated with exchange transfusions. Very high levels of bilirubin can be dangerous because it has the potential to damage brain cells. This condition is called kernicterus. Damage to brain cells can cause seizures and death. After the baby has recovered, it is also possible that residual symptoms may occur due to brain damage. Sequelae can vary, and may be related to growth and development disorders.
In addition, there may also be central or peripheral nerve disorders other than due to kernicterus. For example, due to brain injury, congenital nerve disorders, congenital muscle disorders, or autoimmune conditions. You should bring your baby to get a complete physical examination by a growth consultant pediatrician. The doctor will match the age and development of your baby. The doctor may need to do several tests to find the cause.
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