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Reversibility of acute intermediate phase bilirubin encephalopathy

Hansen, Thor Willy Ruud ; Nietsch, Lutz ; Norman, Elisabeth LU ; Bjerre, Jesper Vandborg ; Hascoet, Jean-Michel ; Mreihil, Khalaf and Ebbesen, Finn (2009) In Acta Pædiatrica 98(10). p.1689-1694
Abstract
Aim: To show the potential for reversing acute intermediate to advanced phase bilirubin encephalopathy. Methods: Case studies. Results: Six extremely jaundiced infants had symptoms of intermediate to advanced phase acute bilirubin encephalopathy. The infants were treated aggressively. Two patients had brain magnetic resonance imaging showing increased signals in the globus pallidus. On follow-up, all infants are neurologically normal. Conclusions: Intermediate-to-advanced stage acute bilirubin encephalopathy may occasionally be reversible. These cases provide a strong argument in favour of rapid and aggressive intervention in infants presenting with extreme jaundice and neurological symptoms.
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Neonatal jaundice, globulin, Intravenous immune, Bilirubin encephalopathy, Exchange transfusion, Newborn, Phototherapy
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Acta Pædiatrica
volume
98
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10
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1689 - 1694
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Wiley-Blackwell
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  • wos:000269491100032
  • scopus:69749102935
  • pmid:19583707
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1651-2227
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10.1111/j.1651-2227.2009.01409.x
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English
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