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Prolonged jaundice in neonates: should urine culture be done?
  1. Siba Prosad Paul
  1. St Richard's Hospital, Chichester
  1. Correspondence to Siba Prosad Paul, Great Western Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, Swindon SN3 6BB, UK; siba{at}

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The letters to the editor by Satwick and Booth, and Rodie et al,1 ,2 recommending that urine culture be excluded from the investigation scheme for neonates with prolonged jaundice (PJ) is interesting. Satwick et al further suggested the use of urine dipsticksas an alternative screening tool.1

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) 2010 guidance on neonatal jaundice recommends the inclusion of urine culture for investigating neonates with PJ3. We have recently conducted a clinical audit to review all the cases of …

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