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Transcutaneous bilirubinometry in normal Japanese infants.
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PMID:  2504029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We performed TcB readings in healthy full-term breast-fed Japanese infants from birth to seven days, and attempted to establish the normal range. TcB readings from Japanese infants were significantly higher over a longer period compared with Caucasian infants. The age of peak TcB readings in Japanese newborn infants was day 6, significantly later than that of Caucasian infants, day 3-4. We also attempted to estimate the total serum bilirubin concentrations using regression line relating TcB readings to serum bilirubin concentrations. Our study demonstrated that estimated total serum bilirubin concentration from forehead TcB readings was 0.56 +/- 0.35 mg/dl at birth, thereafter increasing to 6.8 +/- 0.5 mg/dl on day 1 and reaching a maximum of 12.6 +/- 2.5 mg/dl on day 6. These values and pattern in Japanese neonatal jaundice were significantly different from those of Caucasian children, but were similar to values and patterns from American Indians, Alaskan Eskimo, and other Asian full-term newborn infants. Thus TcB measurement may be useful for observation of the course of neonatal jaundice.
Y Yamauchi; I Yamanouchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica Japonica; Overseas edition     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0374-5600     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Jpn     Publication Date:  1989 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-15     Completed Date:  1989-09-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370357     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Jpn     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bilirubin / analysis*,  blood
Infant, Newborn
Jaundice, Neonatal / blood,  metabolism*
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