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Table 3 Causes and clinical features of hyperbilirubinaemia in newborns enrolled in Enugu state university teaching hospital

From: Clinical evaluation of severe neonatal Hyperbilirubinaemia in a resource-limited setting: a 4-year longitudinal study in south-East Nigeria

Parameter Number
na1
Percentage
%
Causes
 ABO incompatibility 9 17.6
 G6PD deficiencya2 6 11.8
 Sepsis 18 35.3
 Rhesus incompatibility 1 2.0
 No aetiology seen 17 33.3
Clinical features
 Fever 27 17.0
 Convulsion 11 6.9
 Refusal to suck 24 15.2
 High pitch cry (shrill cry) 19 11.9
 Vomiting 10 6.3
 Neck retraction 7 4.4
 Floppiness (hypotonic) 4 2.5
 Stiffness (hypertonic) 11 6.9
 Depressed reflexes 39 24.5
 Death (while still on admission) 7 4.4
  1. a1Multiple causes were noted in some newborns
  2. a2G6PD was only tested in male newborns surveyed