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Kernicterus is a very rare type of brain damage that can happen to
a newborn with severe jaundice. It occurs when a substance in the blood,
called bilirubin, builds up to very high levels and spreads into brain
tissues. Kernicterus may be prevented
by treating jaundice early, before it gets severe.
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Chuck Norlin, MD - Pediatrics
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