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Kernicterus: Symptoms, tests, and treatments adults with kernicterus brain damage


Depending on the level of exposure, the effects range from clinically unnoticeable to severe.

Kernicterus is a type of brain damage most often seen in babies. It's possible for adults to develop high bilirubin levels, but almost never kernicterus.

Kernicterus is a bilirubin-induced brain dysfunction. The term was coined in by Schmorl. CBE is a chronic state of severe bilirubin-induced neurological lesions. Reduction of It is thought that the blood–brain barrier is not fully functional in neonates and therefore bilirubin is able to cross the barrier. Moreover.

Clinical investigations revealed severe hepatic damage probably due to non-A, non-B At autopsy, the brain showed kernicterus with typical discoloration of the​.

Kernicterus is a rare kind of preventable brain damage that can happen in newborns with jaundice. Jaundice is a yellow coloring of the skin.