Severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in the south-east region of Turkey.

Severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in the south-east region of Turkey. Turk J Med Sci. 2019 Nov 14;: Authors: Bozkurt Ö, Yücesoy E, Oğuz B, Akinel Ö, Palali MF, Ataş N Abstract BACKGROUND/AIM: Severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. The aim was to assess etiologic reasons for development of severe hyperbilirubinemia and to define risk factors for exchange transfusion and acute bilirubin encephalopathy (ABE) in Sanliurfa located in south-east region of Turkey. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational cohort study included 115 infants with ? 35 weeks? gestation admitted with diagnosis of severe hyperbilirubinemia in a period of 18 months. Potential risk factors associated with exchange transfusion and development of ABE were analyzed. RESULTS: Of the 115 infants, 67 (58.3%) received exchange transfusion and 45 (39.1%) developed ABE. Rh isoimmunization (OR: 24.6, 95% CI = 2.2- 271, p = 0.009), glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD) (OR: 21.1, 95% CI = 1.8-238.4, p = 0.01), early discharge (OR: 14.4, 95% CI = 4.2-48.9, p =
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