Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Condition associated with high concentration of bilirubin in the blood, in which abnormally high concentrations of bile pigments penetrate neural tissues, causing widespread destructive changes and severe neural symptoms; can be caused by neonatal hyperbilirubinemia secondary to Rhesus incompatibility; one of the symptoms of hemolytic disease of the newborn.

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