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A 3-day-old female newborn delivered at term is ...

Increased conversion of bilirubin to water-soluble isomers

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submitted by lfsuarez(66),

This question asks about the mechanism of phototherapy as it relates to neonatal jaundice. With phototherapy, bilirubin is simply converted to water soluble isomers that are then able to be excreted by the kidney. This however does not conjugate the bilirubin.