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Serum bilirubin levels in 1-month-old, healthy, term infants from southern Turkey.
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PMID:  12369486     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigated bilirubin levels in 282 1-month-old, healthy, term infants from the Adana region in southern Turkey. Total bilirubin was > 5 mg/dl in 20.2% of the infants and > 10 mg/dl in 6% of the group. Thyroid function and levels of alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase were determined in babies with bilirubin levels > 5 mg/dl. The results were normal in all but one case, an infant with a bilirubin level of > 10 mg/dl and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. The results indicate that in this population a 5-mg/dl cut-off level for further investigation would mean that 20% of all infants would require further evaluation. This is not cost-effective. Based on our findings, we suggest that the cut-off level for investigating prolonged jaundice in term, 1-month-old, healthy infants in the Turkish population should be > 5 mg/dl.
Filiz Tiker; Berkan Gürakan; Aylin Tarcan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of tropical paediatrics     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0272-4936     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-08     Completed Date:  2002-11-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8210625     Medline TA:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University, Adana, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Bilirubin / blood*
Biological Markers / blood
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Jaundice, Neonatal / diagnosis*
Reference Values
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 635-65-4/Bilirubin

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