Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1969;12(9):507-512.
Published online September 30, 1969.
Clinical and Hematological Observation of Pathological Jaundice in Neonatal Period
H.S. Rhee, Y.I. Yoon, Y.J. Cho
Department of Pediatrics, College of Med., Ewha Womans University
신생아기의 병적황달에 대한 임상혈액학적 관찰
이현숙, 윤용임, 조영주
이화여자대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Abstract
The blowing is the results of comparative observation of 164 cases of pathological jaundice out of 4,954 newborn infants at the delivery room of Ewha Womans University Hospital during the period from September, 1964 to August, 1967. 1.There was no critical defference in clinical course of pathological jaundice from the observational results of others. 2. 6.2% (100 out of 2,572) of male infants and 3. 8% (64 out of 2,382) of female infants were pathological jaundice. 3. The frequency of occurance of pathological jaundice is much higher in cases of prematurely babies, 18.1% (109 out of 594) than in those of full term babies, 1.3% (55 out of 4. 360). 4.In terms of hematological findings, O-A incompatibility was shown 42.1% 16 of 38 hemolytic jaundice cases, and O-B incompatibility 31%, 12 cases. The cases of ABO incompatibility were frequent ones. And the 38 cases show 10% increase of reticulocytes. 5.Steroid hormone was additionally used for less than a week out of 164 cases consequently it was found that jaundice disappearance occurred in 18 cases with steroid hormone therapy from the second day, while other cases remained same. 6. More than 95% (6 out of 8) of the dead babies were prematurity ones: this implies that prematurity is a crucial factor for death.




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