jaundice of newborn

n.
  1. A mild temporary jaundice in newborn infants caused mainly by functional immaturity of the liver.
  2. A severe, sometimes fatal form of jaundice in newborn infants caused by pathological conditions such as congenital blockage of the common bile duct, erythroblastosis fetalis, and septic pylephlebitis.icterus neonatorum Ritter's disease
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