BRONZE BABY SYNDROME

By Gary M. White, MD


Bronze baby syndrome (BBS) is the dark grey-brown pigmentation of skin, mucous membrane and urine following phototherapy in a baby with hepatic dysfunction.

Clinical

The neonate develops a gray-brown diffuse discoloration of the skin while undergoing phototherapy.

Treatment

No treatment is needed as the pigmentation slowly disappears after stopping phototherapy.

References

Indian Pediatr 2013;50: 624

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