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I was told this morning my two nephews (newborn babies) were diagnosed Neonatal jaundice. one got 9.8 and another 16.9 bilirubinlevels

Its most common in Infants of East Asian and Native American descent have higher levels of bilirubin than white infants, who in turn have higher bilirubin levels than infants of African descent. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is more prevalent in infants of East Asian, Greek, and African descent.

In most cases, this jaundice will disappear after a few days, the meaning of word "jaundice" is
Yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes caused by deposition of bile salts in these tissues. It occurs as a symptom of various diseases, such as hepatitis, that affect the processing of bile. Also called icterus [New Latin, from Greek ikteros.]
[Middle English jaundis, jaunis, from Old French jaunice, yellowness, jaundice, from jaune, jalne, yellow, from Latin galbinus, yellowish.]