Several treatment regimens for hyperbilirubinemia not involving phototherapy have evolved over many years. Phototherapy-based treatment is described in the next chapter. Of the non phototherapy-based treatments, some have been directed at stimulating or increasing conjugation of bilirubin, while others are attempts to reduce the levels of circulating unconjugated bilirubin.
KeywordsBilirubin Level Newborn Infant Exchange Transfusion Unconjugated Bilirubin Blood Exchange Transfusion
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