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Intractable neonatal jaundice due to hereditary spherocytosis and Gilbert's syndrome.

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.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WS Paediatrics. Child health
Divisions: Womens and Childrens > Paediatrics
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Depositing User: Mr Philip O'Reilly
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2014 14:03
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014 14:03
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/314

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