Guideline for the Evaluation of Cholestatic Jaundice in Infants

Publication Date: January 1, 2017
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

Recommendations

EVALUATION OF THE JAUNDICED INFANT

1. Any formula-fed infant noted to be jaundiced after 2 weeks of age should be evaluated for cholestasis with measurement of total and conjugated (direct) serum bilirubin. (Category IA)
Depending upon local practice, breast-fed babies that appear otherwise well may be followed clinically until 3 weeks of age, at which time if they appear icteric should then undergo serum evaluation of total and conjugated (direct) serum bilirubin.
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Guideline for the Evaluation of Cholestatic Jaundice in Infants

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