Bilirubin Crystals in Neutrophils in Neonatal Hyperbilirubinaemia

Urmila D. Shenoi, Gautam Kumar Nandi

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Serum unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) levels > 205.2 μmol/L were present in 120 of 143 cases of neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia. Sixty-five per cent (78/120) cases showed bilirubin crystals in the neutrophils of Leishman's stained smears from EDTA blood. The proportion of crystal positive (CP) neutrophils was higher in septicaemia than in Haemolytic Disease of Newborn (HDN)1. Mortality rate was significantly higher (P < 0.001) in CP septicaemic cases when compared with those which were crystal negative (CN).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-96
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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