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Capital & Coast DHB Women's Health Obstetrics & Maternity Service

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Neonatal Jaundice & Phototherapy

Jaundice is a common and normal finding in newborn babies. It most frequently appears after 24 hours of age and affects over fifty per cent of newborns. Jaundice can occur in any race or skin colour. This type of jaundice is called ‘physiological’ – it is normal, probably not preventable and often requires no treatment.

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