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International Journal of Pediatrics
Volume 2018, Article ID 4856390, 5 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/4856390
Research Article

Transcutaneous Bilirubin Measurements Can Be Used to Measure Bilirubin Levels during Phototherapy

Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence should be addressed to Saad Abdullah Alsaedi; moc.liamtoh@ideaslas

Received 3 November 2017; Revised 26 January 2018; Accepted 31 January 2018; Published 20 March 2018

Academic Editor: Francesco Porta

Copyright © 2018 Saad Abdullah Alsaedi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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