Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Kernicterus Treatment

Treatment for kernicterus focuses on preventing injury to the brain and central nervous system. Treatment may include phototherapy, exchange blood transfusion, and medications to reduce the amount of bilirubin in the bloodstream.

Treatment for kernicterus may include:

Kernicterus Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat kernicterus:

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010 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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