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For children more than 14 days old -
Determine if sudden or gradual onset and when onset
Usually a non-gastro cause
Usually a liver cause
Exclude the above, baby is well and breast-feeding - reassurance
that breast-feeding should continue.
Sudden onset (ie. hypothyroidism, infection or red cell enzyme
abnormalities - suggestive of haemolysis).
Call Gastroenterologist on call via RCH switch on 03 9345 5522
Outpatient referral to General Paediatrics if concerned.
Guideline developed by the RCH Departments
of Dermatology and Allergy and Immunology in consultation
with a GP Review Group. Many thanks to the GPs involved
in the review. First published Nov
2007. Reviewed August 2009.
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