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Is jaundice in newborn babies serious?

In most cases, the jaundice will not harm the baby and will clear up on its own, or with simple treatment such as phototherapy. However, if the jaundice becomes severe and the level of bilirubin in the blood become very high, serious brain damage can occur.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
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