[n] - an abnormal accumulation of bile pigment in the brain and other nerve tissue
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This is a severe and potentially fatal consequence of jaundice in the newborn. The effects are due to the toxic effects of jaundice on the brain. The usual cause is prematurity but Rhesus Disease would be a common cause in the past
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Our Kernicterus Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Kernicterus Kernicterus: A type of brain damage associated with athetoid cerebral palsy (uncontrollable movement of the face, body, arms, and legs) and deafness. Kernicterus is due to marked jaundice in the ...
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<paediatrics> Disorder due to jaundice in a newborn baby with high blood levels of the pigment bilirubin that is deposited in the brain resulting in damage. The level of bilirubin is monitored in newborns to determine whether treatment is needed to prevent kernicterus. With brain affected, it ...
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(kәr-nik´tәr-әs) a condition in the newborn marked by severe neural symptoms, associated with high levels of bilirubin in the blood; it is commonly a sequela of icterus gravis neonatorum.
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severe brain damage caused by an abnormal concentration of the bile pigment bilirubin in brain tissues at or shortly after birth. Kernicterus may ... [4 related articles]
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kernicterus A type of brain damage associated with athetoid cerebral palsy (uncontrollable movement of the face, body, arms, and legs) and deafness. Kernicterus is a result of marked jaundice in the newborn period. The high blood level of the pigment bilirubin results in its deposition in the brain,...
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Kernicterus or chronic bilirubin encephalopathy is damage to the brain centers of infants caused by increased levels of unconjugated bilirubin. This may be due to several underlying pathologic processes. Newborn babies are often polycythemic. When they break down the erythrocytes, one of the byprod...
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A preventable form of brain damage caused by severe newborn jaundice, which leads to an accumulation of bile in the brain. Characterisitc symptoms include cerebral palsy, gaze and vision abnormalities, hearing impairing called auditory neueropathy and dental enamel hypoplasia. Broader term(s): Jaund...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ker-nik′tĕr-ŭs Definitions: 1. Jaundice associated with high levels of unconjugated bilirubin, or in small premature infants with more modest degrees of bilirubinemia; yellow staining and degenerative lesions are found chiefly in basal ganglia including in t...
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1) Icterus 2) Jaundice
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