Correct Answer - Option 3 : photo therapy
- "Bronze baby" syndrome is a rare complication of phototherapy for neonatal jaundice occurring due to modified liver function, particularly cholestasis, of various origins.
- We report a case that occurred in a premature infant who developed a grey-brown coloration during phototherapy.
Phototherapy is a type of medical treatment that involves exposure to fluorescent light bulbs or other sources of light like halogen lights, sunlight, and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to treat certain medical conditions.
Indications of Phototherapy:
Skin Disorders like Psoriasis, Vitiligo or Eczema
- Mood and sleep disorders
Seasonal Affective Disorder e.g. Insomnia, headaches, and fatigue
Cancers and pre-cancers e.g. Esophageal cancer, endobronchial cancer, and Barrett's esophagus.
- Newborns e.g. hyperbilirubinemia and jaundice.
Complications of Phototherapy:
- Retinal damage
- Rough and dry skin
- Gonadal Damage
- Bronze Baby Syndrome