Bilirubin is a by product of the break-down of hemoglobin. When hemoglobin is metabolized, insoluble bilirubin is produced. The insoluble (indirect) bilirubin is broken down into water-soluble (conjugated or direct) form by the liver. Direct bilirubin is then excreted. Hyperbilirubinemia (high levels of insoluble bilirubin) results in jaundice.Most neonates have some degree of jaundice shortly after birth, because the liver is not fully
developed. However, prolonged hyperbilirubinemia can indicate a serious condition. It can lead tokernicterus which may result in
mentalretardation, serious neurologic damage,or death.
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