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The bronze baby syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7136654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Phototherapy with either daylight or blue lamps resulted in the development of the bronze baby syndrome in 13 infants. 'Thermotherapy' with an incandescent bulb emitting light mainly in wavelengths not effective for phototherapy caused this syndrome in the 14th infant with respiratory failure. Hepatic dysfunction was present in all infants. The infants were well in spite of the bronzing, after their initial condition had improved. Bronzing disappeared within two months in all but one infant; in eight infants with regular blood examination, the hepatic function became normal by ten months of age, but spectroscopy demonstrated the presence of the pigment(s) even at one year. Normal development was observed.
K L Tan; E Jacob
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica Scandinavica     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0001-656X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Scand     Publication Date:  1982 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-16     Completed Date:  1982-12-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0000211     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  409-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bilirubin / metabolism
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / etiology*
Jaundice, Neonatal / complications,  metabolism,  therapy*
Liver Diseases / complications
Phototherapy / adverse effects*
Pigmentation Disorders / etiology*
Skin Pigmentation / radiation effects
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