Cholestasis in the Newborn

by Eman Ahmed Zaky
₹ 300
ISBN Number : 978- 1-63040- 446-8

Eman Ahmed Zaky

Professor of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt


Book Overview

Neonatal cholestasis is defined as prolonged conjugated hyperbilirubinemia that occurs in the newborn period. Cholestasis is derived from the Latin words; chole means bile and stasis means still as it results from a diminished bile flow and/or excretion of conjugated bilirubin from the hepatocyte into the duodenum (Hwang & Shulman, 2002).