Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Kernicterus Incidence

Facts about kernicterus:

  • In the US, newborns are routinely tested for the presence of bilirubin.
  • In the US, there were less than 100 cases of kernicterus reported in the last 15 years.
  • Kernicterus is more common in males.

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Last Updated: May 22, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Kernicterus References
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