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Title: Efficacy of phototherapy in neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia associated with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficient status
Authors: Tan, K.L. 
Boey, K.W.
Keywords: G6PD status
neonatal jaundice
phototherapy
Issue Date: 1993
Source: Tan, K.L.,Boey, K.W. (1993). Efficacy of phototherapy in neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia associated with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficient status. European Journal of Pediatrics 152 (7) : 601-604. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The efficacy of phototherapy in a group of 427 infants with hyperbilirubinaemia associated with glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency and a comparable group of 3924 G6PD normal infants with non-haemolytic hyperbilirubinaemia was evaluated. Phototherapy was highly effective in reducing bilirubin levels in both groups of infants, being significantly more effective in the group with normal G6PD status. Failure rate was very low (2.03/1000) in the group with normal G6PD status and nil in the G6PD deficient group. Bilirubin rebound after phototherapy was unremarkable with very few infants requiring a second exposure 4.68/1000 in the G6PD deficient group and 6.37/1000 in the G6PD normal group. All the babies tolerated phototherapy well. Phototherapy would therefore seem to be a simple and effective method for the management of severe jaundice associated with G6PD deficiency.
Source Title: European Journal of Pediatrics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/107536
ISSN: 03406199
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