Incidence of Jaundice in Preterm and Full Term Infants Admitted to Al-Zahraa learning hospital at An-Najaf Province
Keywords:Jaundice, Rhautoantibodies, kernicterus, obstructive, Preterm
Background: One of the most predominant medical issues is the yellow coloration of the skin and sclera
and it called Jaundice. It is occurred mostly in infants and could be either to a normal progress of getting
worse in to an irreversible brain damage. It could affect infants before 24 hour after birth and it considered
as pathological or after one day and now it regarded as physiological.
Methods: One hundred and fifty child had been chosen in a prospective study that had been conducted in
Al-Zhraa hospital at An-Najaf province. Those children were either a preterm or full term neonates and their
ages were 0-14 days after admission to neonatal care unite or pediatric a ward in the hospital. The study was
started from the1st of October 2018 till Jane 30th 2019.
The results showed the most of patient suffer from jaundice were those delivered at premature and those how
take breast feeding but not bottle feeding. Twenty eight percent of them were suffered from hemolysis due
to ABO-incompatibility, sepsis, preterm-maturity and Rh-incompatibility
Conclusion: Jaundiceis a serious medical symptoms than should be controlled before induce uncontrolled
complication that could be ends with permanent disability or even death
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