Ismail, Abdul Qader Tahir and Gandhi, Anjum and El-Shimy, Nagui (2011) Intractable neonatal jaundice due to hereditary spherocytosis and Gilbert's syndrome. BMJ case reports, 2011. ISSN 1757-790X.Full text not available from this repository.
In this article the authors present a case of pathological neonatal jaundice resistant to phototherapy in a baby with a family history of Gilbert's syndrome and hereditary spherocytosis. Her presentation was ultimately explained with a diagnosis of both conditions, and required treatment with phenobarbitone. The authors discuss the mechanism by which Gilbert's syndrome results in hyperbilirubinaemia and its similarities with Crigler-Najjar syndrome. The presentation of hereditary spherocystosis in the neonatal period is also explored, as is the mechanism of exaggerated hyperbilirubinaemia when the two conditions co-exist.
|Subjects:||WS Paediatrics. Child health|
|Divisions:||Womens and Childrens > Paediatrics|
|Depositing User:||Mr Philip O'Reilly|
|Date Deposited:||25 Jun 2014 14:03|
|Last Modified:||25 Jun 2014 14:03|
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