Thursday, October 29, 2009

Prevalence of Jaundice

Nearly forty percent of newly born babies build up jaundice. Grown up people do show a dissimilar pattern of jaundice as compared to that of a new born baby. Both differ in all aspects some of which to comprise are the causes, treatment and consequences. The symptoms of such infantile jaundice commence to manifest themselves some three to seven days from birth. The Red blood corpuscles, also called the RBC of the baby residing in the uterus of the fetus, differ quite from that of the normal RBC. After the birth of the baby, these cells crack and release a yellow pigment. This pigment cannot be removed by the child’s liver, since it has not attained its entire functionality, leading to jaundice.


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