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Distribution of jaundiced neonate according to type of Jaundice Physiological Jaundice 43% Pathological jaundice 57% Note: Table made from pie chart.
These conditions are rare but they can exist at the same time as physiological jaundice and need to be detected as the levels of hyperbilinaemia they can create may pose a serious risk to the infant (NCC-WCH, 2010).
This type is not a clinical disorder but recognised to be a normally occurring extension of physiological jaundice of new born and breast feeding should not be interrupted.
Causes for neonatal morbidity: Out of 54, 2 babies suffered with acute diarrhoea, 2 suffered with oral thrush and 1 with birth asphyxia and all of them had physiological jaundice.

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