This page is designed to organize content that is relevant to the topic of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. This term is used often in medicine, and it is important that we become as familiar as possible with it.
WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
Before going any farther, let us make sure we clearly define neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia refers to
ORGANIZING THE DIFFERENTIAL
The differential diagnosis for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia can be organized in a few different ways:
- Can’t miss diagnosis
- Organ systen
- Disease category
- Diagnostic modality
- Most common diagnosis
Now that the possible causes of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia have been established, the focus can shift to how one would actually “work-up” a patient who presents with neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.