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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Jaundice

These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An individual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.

Jaundice and Autism
Question: My nine-year old cousin had severe jaundice as an infant. She is now showing signs of autism. Is there any link between jaundice and autism?

Answer: No connection that I am aware of. Autism does not appear to be related to any infection. We're not sure of the cause.

Newborn jaundice
Question: Newborns with jaundice are treated with lamps. What does this do?

Answer: It speeds up the metabolism of the bilirubin reducing the levels.
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