Case 107 – the beginning

Welcome to our new #TeamHaem case.

You are the haematology registrar. You get a phone call from a junior doctor on the neonatal ward. They have a 2 day old baby boy with jaundice. The baby seems stable, though he is needing some oxygen and not feeding as well as expected. They plan to do some blood tests and start phototherapy. She has been asked by her senior to discuss with haematology whether there are specific blood tests they should perform.

You decide to go and see the baby for yourself to make an assessment of the situation.


1. What would you like to know about the baby in terms of history?

2. What would you look for in clinical examination?

3. What Initial investigations would you like?

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