Kernicterus Birth Injuries Result from Improperly Treated Jaundice
Jaundice is a condition that causes skin and eye discoloration. It has a range of risks including devastating birth injuries. Many cases are not too severe, whereas others are life-threatening. It can also affect a variety of age ranges. Many infants, in particular, are at risk of jaundice. The most severe cases of infant jaundice lead to kernicterus.
Kernicterus, if left untreated, can cause severe infant brain damage. The best way of dealing with this condition is truly just prevention. Jaundice is easily treatable. Allowing it to progress further without treatment leads to kernicterus, and the damage it causes is serious.