When Jaundice Leads to Brain Injury

Susan Haas says that when her daughter, Lexi, was born she was a normal, healthy baby girl. "This was a child who had no issues," said Haas, a Charlotte, N.C.-based medical writer. So when Lexi, at 3 days old, developed jaundice -- a common liver condition that is estimated to affect six out of every 10 babies -- the doctor was not concerned, Haas said. That was seven years ago. Today at 6:30 a.m., Lexi, 7, headed into an operating room at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center for...Full Story
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