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An audit of urine culture results in well infants attending a prolonged jaundice clinic
  1. V Satwik,
  2. D Booth
  1. Neonatal Intensive Care, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK
  1. Correspondence to Vikas Satwik, 18 Grange Court, Chelmsford CM2 9FA, UK; drsatwik{at}

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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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