Kernicterus pp 203-208 | Cite as

Kernicterus in Older Children and Adults

  • David W. McCandless
Part of the Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience book series (CCNE)


Kernicterus represents a metabolic encephalopathy afflicting newborns and children with unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia. Also occurring are several types of hyperbilirubinemia with both unconjugated and conjugated present in the serum.


Bilirubin Level Unconjugated Bilirubin Glucuronyl Transferase Unconjugated Hyperbilirubinemia Bilirubin Conjugate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cell Biology & AnatomyRosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, Chicago Medical SchoolNorth ChicagoUSA

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