Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Bronze baby syndrome.. A rare combination of neonatal phototherapy, in which the child's skin is browned in dark brown - bronze

Bronze Child Syndrome:
Is a rare complication of neonatal phototherapy, in which the baby's skin is dark brown (bronze), as well as urine and serum after phototherapy and remains when hyperbilirubinemia disappears.
It seems that the presence of hepatic disease is conducive to the occurrence of such mixing.
The bronze color gradually disappears after phototherapy is stopped, but death has been recorded in several infected children, either from jaundice or from the narrowing of the bile duct outside the liver.