Jun 13, 2017 · Kernicterus is a type of brain damage most often seen in babies. It’s caused by an extreme buildup of bilirubin in the brain. Bilirubin is a waste product that’s produced when your liver Author: Stephanie Watson.
May 23, 2014 · Kernicterus do occur in adults, however, it is very rare and only a few reported cases have been published. So far in my research the adults afflicted with kernicterus were those of severe hepatic dysfunction accompanied by delayed treatment.
Kernicterus in an adult. Waser M, Kleihues P, Frick P. A 43-year-old woman was initially seen because of icterus. Clinical investigations revealed severe hepatic damage probably due to non-A, non-B hepatitis. She was treated with extracorporeal charcoal-column perfusion but Cited by: 8.
Kernicterus is a rare kind of preventable brain damage that can happen in newborns with jaundice. Jaundice is a yellow coloring of the skin and other tissues that affects about 60%-80% of infants.