Hyperbilirubinemia is a condition when there is too much bilirubin (a colored substance created when red blood cells break down) in the blood. As babies are unable to eliminate bilirubin from their blood as easily as adults, it tends to build-up in the blood and other tissues. This condition can occur in utero or after birth. Risk factors can include the use of certain prescription drugs, birth trauma, and infrequent feedings, among others.
- athetoid cerebral palsy
- dental dysplasia
- discoloration of the skin (due to coloration of bilirubin)
- high-frequency hearing loss
- high-pitched cry
- mild mental retardation
- paralysis of upward gaze
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