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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, UK guidelines1 suggest routine urine culture for infants with prolonged jaundice. It is time-consuming, costly, and anecdotally, urine cultures were rarely positive in our experience. We wanted to investigate the need for this practice in well babies with prolonged jaundice. We have a nurse-led prolonged jaundice clinic in our hospital, where babies referred from the community with prolonged jaundice are reviewed. As part of the assessment, which involves …
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