CLDF’s Yellow Alert prolonged jaundice campaign helps parents and professionals spot signs and symptoms of liver disease in newborn babies. Early diagnosis can save lives.
Yellow Alert is CLDF’s prolonged jaundice in newborn babies awareness campaign. Yellow Alert promotes the early diagnosis and appropriate referral for liver disease in newly born infants. It is vital that liver disease in newly born babies is identified and treated as early as possible.
Babies with prolonged jaundice and/or persistently pale stools/urine which is anything other than colourless must urgently be referred for a special blood test called a split bilirubin blood test to rule out potentially life threatening liver disease.
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