However, I feel we might benefit from a rather jaundiced look at them.
The liver becomes swollen, and the patient becomes jaundiced with yellowing of the eyes and skin.
Erythroblastosis fetalis overwhelms the removal system, and high levels of bilirubin accumulate, causing hyperbilirubinemia, a condition in which the baby becomes jaundiced.
Performance of the bilirubin test itself is a precaution against the serious consequences that can occur when bilirubin levels continue to rise in jaundiced infants.
Though full-term babies may become slightly jaundiced, premature babies are more sensitive to the effects of excess bilrubin.