Jaundice is common in the neonate and up to 60% of babies are jaundiced. The most common cause is physiological jaundice which resolves by day 14. Continuing jaundice after 14 days (21 days in preterm infant) requires urgent investigation. Those who are found to have unconjugated jaundice (indirect hyperbilirubinemia) should be investigated for hypothyroidism, urinary tract infection and haemolysis.
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