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2017 Month : April Volume : 3 Issue : 1 Page : 8-10

CORRELATION OF NEONATAL HYPERBILIRUBINAEMIA IN INFANTS WITH NEONATAL HYPERBILIRUBINAEMIA IN SIBLINGS

Dhanyatha1, Adarsh E2, Sherin3, Darshan4, Niveditha5, Manjunath6

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Adarsh E,
#150/C, 2nd Cross, BEML Layout,
8th Main Basaveshwaranagar,
Bangalore.
E-mail: dradarshe@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND

Aim- To assess the risk of hyperbilirubinaemia in infants whose siblings had hyperbilirubinaemia.

Objective- To assess the usefulness of hyperbilirubinaemia in siblings to predict hyperbilirubinaemia in infants.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

Two hundred and fifty term neonates born in the study period from January 2015 to January 2016 were included in the study after obtaining written informed consent from the parents. Demographic details, drugs used during delivery, birth weight, blood group of mother and baby, feeding details and total serum bilirubin were recorded. Maternal variables like history of jaundice, mode of delivery and use of drugs during pregnancy were collected. Medication during labour, details of delivery, maternal blood groups were collected from the maternal case file. Babies were examined daily and looked for evidence of jaundice, sepsis, illness or birth trauma. Weight of the newborn was recorded and gestational age calculated. All the babies were followed up daily for the first five postnatal days, because peak serum bilirubin occurs between third to fifth days.

RESULTS

In our study, out of 250 babies 204 babies had siblings, among them 60 babies had siblings with history of hyperbilirubinaemia out of which 21 (85.7%) babies had hyperbilirubinaemia. There is significant statistical difference in peak serum bilirubin levels and hyperbilirubinaemia in siblings. Hence, babies whose siblings had hyperbilirubinaemia had higher incidence of hyperbilirubinaemia.

CONCLUSION

There is significant statistical correlation between hyperbilirubinaemia in siblings and peak serum bilirubin levels.

KEYWORDS

Hyperbilirubinaemia, Jaundice, Kernicterus.

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