Neonatal Jaundice Quiz

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What percentage of term neonates experience clinically apparent jaundice during the 1st week of life?

60%

What is the primary source of bilirubin in the body?

Haemoglobin

What is the clinical significance of jaundice in neonates?

It is a sign of hyper-bilirubinemia

What percentage of preterm neonates experience clinically apparent jaundice during the 1st week of life?

80%

At what serum bilirubin level does clinically apparent jaundice occur in neonates?

$SB > 5mg/dl$

Study Notes

Jaundice in Neonates

  • Approximately 60% of term neonates experience clinically apparent jaundice during the first week of life.

Bilirubin Source

  • The primary source of bilirubin in the body is the breakdown of hemoglobin from erythrocytes.

Clinical Significance of Jaundice

  • Jaundice in neonates can lead to severe neurological damage or even death if left untreated.

Preterm Neonates and Jaundice

  • Around 80% of preterm neonates experience clinically apparent jaundice during the first week of life.

Serum Bilirubin Level and Jaundice

  • Clinically apparent jaundice in neonates typically occurs when the serum bilirubin level reaches 5-6 mg/dl.

Test your knowledge of neonatal jaundice with this quiz by Dr. Olufemi K. Olaniyi, covering the identification of pathological jaundice, differentiation from physiological jaundice, causes, and evidence-based management options. Sharpen your understanding of this important neonatal condition.

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