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Physiologic jaundice in the Nigerian neonate.
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PMID:  3370258     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the course of a systemic study of physiologic hyperbilirubinaemia, 200 Nigerian newborn infants were evaluated daily over a 12-day period. The pre-term and post-term neonates exhibited a distinct biphasic pattern of hyperbilirubinaemia. Mean peak bilirubin levels of 8.20 mg/dl for the pre-term, 7.15 mg/dl for the post-term and 8.34 for the term were attained on the fourth, third and fifth days, respectively. Term small for gestational age neonates experienced mean peak bilirubin levels of 7.02 mg/dl at the age of 4 days and maintained a sustained elevation for as long as the last day of the study. Higher values of physiologic hyperbilirubinaemia are observed in this study than has been reported for American neonates.
A A Okolo; J A Omene; A B Scott-Emuakpor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biology of the neonate     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0006-3126     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol. Neonate     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-06-24     Completed Date:  1988-06-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247551     Medline TA:  Biol Neonate     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  132-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Child Health, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Bilirubin / blood
Infant, Newborn / blood,  physiology
Infant, Postmature / blood,  physiology
Infant, Premature / blood,  physiology
Infant, Small for Gestational Age / blood,  physiology
Jaundice, Neonatal / blood,  epidemiology,  physiopathology*
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