YELLOWNESS IS A THREAT TO NEWBORN - A REVIEW


Manoj Jena, Shekhar Mohapatra S, Anshurekha Dash

Abstract


 Jaundice is a very well-known disease found worldwide. Jaundice comes from the French word “Jaune” - which means yellow. In medical term, jaundice is known as icterus which is a Greek word. This is a very common disease in the population, which causes the yellowish or greenish pigmentation in the skin and whiteness in the eyes. This is a condition of hyperbilirubinemia in which the amount of bilirubin increases in the blood. In this case, the high amount of bilirubin is found in blood, and the disruption of the movement of bilirubin into the liver and out of the body causes jaundice. Different symptoms seen in this case are yellow skin, yellow/white eyes, dark or reddish urine, loss of appetite, bitter taste of tongue, pale faces, nausea, itching in skin, anfd slow pulse rate. Jaundice may be mild to severe. Different types of jaundice are seen like normal jaundice in newborn, hepatic jaundice, and post-hepatic Jaundice.


Keywords


Neonatal jaundice, Hyperbilirubinemia, Kernicterus, Glucuronosyltransferase, Biliverdin, Cephalohematoma, Phototherapy.

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About this article

Title

YELLOWNESS IS A THREAT TO NEWBORN - A REVIEW

Topics

school of bioengineering and biosciences

Keywords

Neonatal jaundice, Hyperbilirubinemia, Kernicterus, Glucuronosyltransferase, Biliverdin, Cephalohematoma, Phototherapy.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2018.v11i2.22694

Date

01-02-2018

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 11 Issue 2 February 2018 Page: 43-47

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

Authors & Affiliations

Manoj Jena
Department of Biotechnology, School of Bioengineering and Biosciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara - 144 411, Punjab, India.
India

Shekhar Mohapatra S
Department of Biotechnology, School of Bioengineering and Biosciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara - 144 411, Punjab, India.
India

Anshurekha Dash
Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore - 756 020, Odisha, India.
India


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