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Hyperbilirubinaemia and bacterial infection in the newborn. A prospective study.
  1. P O Chavalitdhamrong,
  2. M B Escobedo,
  3. L L Barton,
  4. H Zarkowsky,
  5. R E Marshall

    Abstract

    The incidence of bacterial infection associated with unexplained hyperbilirubinaemia was determined prospectively in 69 infants under 2 weeks of age. Blood and urine cultures were obtained from all patients, and 22 patients had their CSF cultured. Bacterial infection was documented in only 2 infants, who had asymptomatic Gram-negative urinary tract infection.

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