Lámpara de ictericia

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Lámpara de ictericia

La ictericia neonatal es un problema común que afecta a los niños al nacer. Se produce porque el hígado del neonato no puede eliminar la bilirrubina, un producto de la degradación de las células sanguíneas. La ictericia neonatal por lo general es un trastorno leve y auto-limitante. El tratamiento más común es la exposición a la luz ultravioleta, colocando al niño bajo una lámpara ultravioleta durante unas horas cada día. La luz ultravioleta descompone la bilirrubina de manera que el hígado del bebé la pueda procesar y excretar.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/21/2011
  • Kimberly G. Lee, MD, MSc, IBCLC, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. Review Provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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