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Any baby can get jaundice. Severe jaundice that is not treated can cause brain damage. Your baby should be checked for jaundice in the hospital and again within 48 hours after leaving the hospital. Ask your doctor or nurse about a jaundice bilirubin test.

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  • Page last reviewed: September 25, 2013
  • Page last updated: September 25, 2013
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