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Two Case of Transient Bilirubin Encephalopathy in Newborn.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1989;32(9):1295-1299.
Published online September 30, 1989.
Two Case of Transient Bilirubin Encephalopathy in Newborn.
Eun Kyoung Sohn, Chong Woo Bae, Sa Jun Chung, Chang Il Ahn
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee university, Seoul, Korea
Transient Bilirubin Encephalopathy of Newborn 2 례
손은경, 배종우, 정사준, 안창일
경희대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Received: 27 January 1989   • Accepted: 11 May 1989
More recently, several studies have been repotted about the abnormalities of auditory brainstem response (ABR) in hyperbilirubinemia of newborn. By using of ABR, visual evoked potenital and nuclear magnetic resonance techniques, some investigators suggested that transient alteration in ABR in severely jaundiced neonates indicated reversible transient subclinical or clinical bilirubin induced neurotoxicity. They thought it would be the early stage of kernicterus. We experienced two cases of transient bilirubin encephalopahty in severely hyperbilirubinemic neonates showing poor feeding and poor activity. There were some abnormal findings in ABR before exchange transfusion, but it became normal after exchange transfusion. Now, we report two cases of transient bilirubin encephalopathy with brief review of literatures.
Key Words: Bilirubin encephalopathy. Auditory brainstem response, Hyperbilirubinemia of newborn

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