IMPACT OF MATERNAL RISK FACTORS ON NEONATAL HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA
Dr. Gaurav Mukhija, Dr. Sunil Chawla and *Dr. Yashika Bhatia
Background: Neonatal jaundice contributes to around 16-18% of NICU admissions, next to respiratory problems and sepsis. The present study was performed with the purpose of establishing the role of the various maternal factors with hyperbilirubinemia in neonates. Material and method: The cross sectional study was conducted on 200 neonates upto 15 days of life, admitted in Command Hospital (NC) for neonatal Hyperbilirubinaemia. The study was conducted for a period of 3 years from 01 Mar 2018 to 01 Mar 2021. Result: There was statistically significant relationship between hyperbilirubinemia and maternal diabetes and hypothyroidism. Conclusion: By identifying the various risk factors, we may be able to modify them and reduce the need for NICU admissions for Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia.
Keywords: Neonate, Physiological Jaundice, Pathological Jaundice, Hyperbilirubinemia.
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