kernicterus kernicterus

Definition(s):

  • (n) an abnormal accumulation of bile pigment in the brain and other nerve tissue; causes yellow staining and tissue damage

News

  • Disabled 11-Year-Old Girl Not Allowed In Museum Because Her Wheelchair Would "Get Carpets Dirty"

    A Charlotte family says their 11-year-old daughter was not allowed into a museum recently because staff said her wheelchair would “get the carpets dirty.” The girl, Lexi Haas, suffers from Kernicterus, a condition that has left her almost nonfunctional physically. Lexi and her parents planned to visit the Ships of the Sea Museum in Savannah, Ga. They were worried about Lexi’s visit since the ...
    on July 10, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

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  • Sir Liam said: "We need to raise awareness among health professionals and parents to help tackle this preventable disease. I would like to see a national register of kernicterus, education and training programmes for health professionals, explicit...
    on Jul 21, 2006 By: Liam Donaldson Source: BBC News

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