November 5, 2015

A better way to treat babies with jaundice

In developed countries, jaundiced babies quickly recover with phototherapy in light-filled incubators.
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Normally, it’s not hard to treat babies born with jaundice. In richer countries, infants soon lose the yellowish tinge to their skin once they spend time in a light-filled incubator. The treatment, called phototherapy, eliminates the excess bilirubin pigment in the blood after a couple of days.