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Cerebral palsy due to kernicterus - can we do more for our patients?

K.T. Okoth, D.K. McKnight, B.K. Luseno


Kernicterus is still a health concern in the pediatric age group. Has a high morbidity and mortality rate? This report highlights a case study of a child with kernicterus. The patient is a 1 year two-month-old male, with history of prematurity, asthma, and HEI currently on septrin and seronegative, presented with a two-day history of convulsive episodes with fever, choreoathetosis head movements and delayed milestones.

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