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Hyperbilirubinemia, Neonatal MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Hyperbilirubinemia, Neonatal
Tree Number(s)
Unique ID
RDF Unique Identifier
check the tag, INFANT, NEWBORN
Scope Note
Accumulation of BILIRUBIN, a breakdown product of HEME PROTEINS, in the BLOOD during the first weeks of life. This may lead to NEONATAL JAUNDICE. The excess bilirubin may exist in the unconjugated (indirect) or the conjugated (direct) form. The condition may be self-limiting (PHYSIOLOGICAL NEONATAL JAUNDICE) or pathological with toxic levels of bilirubin.
Entry Term(s)
Direct Hyperbilirubinemia, Neonatal
Hyperbilirubinemia During Infancy
Indirect Hyperbilirubinemia, Neonatal
Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia
NLM Classification #
WS 421
Previous Indexing
Jaundice, Neonatal (1965-2005)
See Also
Jaundice, Neonatal
Public MeSH Note
2006; see JAUNDICE, NEONATAL 1976-2005
History Note
2006; use JAUNDICE, NEONATAL 1976-2005
Date Established
Date of Entry
Revision Date
Hyperbilirubinemia, Neonatal Preferred
Direct Hyperbilirubinemia, Neonatal Narrower
Indirect Hyperbilirubinemia, Neonatal Narrower
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