Updated CPG: Jaundice in early infancy

The Jaundice in early infancy CPG has been updated by the CPG Committee.

The Key points for the CPG are

  1. If significant jaundice is clinically suspected, a serum bilirubin level should be performed as visual estimation of jaundice is unreliable
  2. The majority of jaundice in well infants is physiological, and does not require investigation and management
  3. Features suggestive of pathological jaundice include: onset <24 hours old, unwell baby, elevated conjugated bilirubin component, prolonged jaundice, pale stool.  These require prompt investigation and management



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