Is Hyperbilirubinemia as Dangerous as It Sounds?
Hyperbilirubinemia sounds scary, especially to new parents, but hyperbilirubinemia is a condition that occurs in about 60% of full-term newborns and about 80% of premature babies. It’s a common issue where the blood contains too much bilirubin, causing the skin to turn yellow. If not caught early, it can cause varying degrees of damage.
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