In-depth

Complications

Infant jaundice

Infant jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and eyes, is common after birth. Careful monitoring and treatment is important for preventing rare, but serious, complications.

Treatments and drugs

Blood transfusion

Bone marrow transplant

Dec. 29, 2016
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