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Treatment depends on how old the baby is (in hours) and whether the baby has any risk factors (such as prematurity). It may include:
Kernicterus is a serious condition. The outcome is guarded. Many infants with late stage nervous system complications die.
Seek immediate medical help if your baby has signs of this condition.
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American Academy of Pediatrics, Subcommittee on Hyperbilirubinemia Management of hyperbilirubinemia in the newborn infant 35 or more weeks of gestation. Pediatrics. 2004;114: 297-316.
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