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dc.titlePhototherapy for neonatal jaundice in erythrocyte glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficient infants
dc.contributor.authorTan, K.L.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-13T05:34:40Z
dc.date.available2016-12-13T05:34:40Z
dc.date.issued1977
dc.identifier.citationTan, K.L. (1977). Phototherapy for neonatal jaundice in erythrocyte glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficient infants. Pediatrics 59 (6 sup.II) : 1023-1026. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn00314005
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/132628
dc.description.abstractThe effectiveness of phototherapy in the management of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)-deficient infants was studied. 'Prophylactic' phototherapy for 6 continuous days commencing from the first day of life was effective in preventing a significant rise in bilirubin levels in 12 G6PD-deficient infants in the first 3 days, during which period a rapid rise was observed in a control group of G6PD-deficient infants. The hemoglobin levels on the first and eight postnatal days were comparable in both groups. 'Therapeutic' phototherapy proved equally effective in reducing bilirubin levels in 24 infants with nonhemolytic hyperbilirubinemia and an equal number of infants with hyperbilirubinemia associated with G6PD deficiency. Phototherapy was efficacious in the prevention or treatment of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia associated with G6PD deficiency; even if its use is prolonged, it does not cause hemolysis in such infants.
dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentPAEDIATRICS
dc.description.sourcetitlePediatrics
dc.description.volume59
dc.description.issue6 sup.II
dc.description.page1023-1026
dc.description.codenPEDIA
dc.identifier.isiutNOT_IN_WOS
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