What causes jaundice in neonates with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency?

Updated: Jun 25, 2020
  • Author: Lawrence C Wolfe, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Jaundice in G6PD-deficient neonates is considered to be due to an imbalance between the production and conjugation of bilirubin, with a tendency toward inefficient bilirubin conjugation. Premature infants are at special risk for the bilirubin production-conjugation imbalance.


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