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Uses and Limitations of Transcutaneous Bilirubin Measurement


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Historical Information

Slide 5

June 2009

Prior to the late 1960s most kernicterus was due to Rh isoimmunization but due to the discovery of Rho Gam the reports of kernicterus in the 1970s to early 1980s were nonexistent in the North American and European literature.  Thus in 1994 the AAP advised a kinder and gentler approach to newborn jaundice.  However, with increasing reports of bilirubin encephalopathy the AAP revised the guidelines in 2004.

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