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Neonatal jaundice

    • Jaundice in the first 24 hours is abnormal.
    • IMMEDIATE REFERRAL to the Royal Children's Hospital or Royal Women's Hospital Emergency Department or to the hospital of birth.


    References and more reading

    • Paediatric Handbook (2009). Gastrointestinal Conditions, Chapter 24 (pp369-389) Mark Oliver and Lionel Lubitz. Eighth Edition, Blackwell Publishing. By the staff of the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    • NETS Handbook


       Guideline developed by the RCH Department of Gastroenterology in consultation with a GP Review Group. Many thanks to the GPs involved in the review.  First published Jan 2008. Reviewed October 2013. 
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