Neonatal Jaundice::: is always pathologic if it appears before the first 24 hours... physiologic jaundice occurs after the first 24 hours... Coombs negative, unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia should be suspicious for G6PD in babies less than 24 hours old
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a medical condition primarily seen in premature infants, where portions of the bowel undergo necrosis (tissue death). It occurs post-natally (i.e., is not seen in stillborn infants) and is the second most common cause of morbidity in premature infants. Insert NGT, keep NPO, observe for 24-48 hrs. ABT and IV fluids. TPN. Careful hand washing, avoid tight diapers, handle infant carefully.