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Kernicterus (Bilirubin Toxicity) Kernicterus is a rare but serious complication of severe untreated jaundice in newborn babies, caused by excess bilirubin damaging the central nervous system. It affects less than 1 in 100,000 babies in the UK. Early signs include lethargy, decreased awareness of surroundings, loss of muscle tone (floppiness) and poor feeding. Late symptoms […]
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