Hyperbilirubinaemia is one of the most frequent problems in otherwise healthy newborn infants. Early discharge of the healthy newborn infants, particularly those in whom breastfeeding is not fully established, may be associated with delayed diagnosis of significant hyperbilirubinaemia that has the potential for causing severe neurological impairments. We present the shared Italian guidelines for management and treatment of jaundice established by the Task Force on hyperbilirubinaemia of the Italian Society of Neonatology.

The overall aim of the present guidelines is to provide an useful tool for neonatologists and family paediatricians for managing hyperbilirubinaemia.

Costantino Romagnoli1*, Giovanni Barone1, Simone Pratesi2, Francesco Raimondi3, Letizia Capasso3, Enrico Zecca1,and Carlo Dani2 on behalf of the Task Force for hyperbilirubinaemia of the Italian Society of Neonatology
1 Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University S H,Largo A. Gemelli, 8, Rome 00168, Italy.
2 Section of Neonatology, Departmentof Surgical and Medical Critical Care, Careggi University, Hospital of Florence,Florence, Italy.
3 Department of Pediatrics, Federico II University of Naples,Corso Umberto I, 40, Napoli 80138, Italy.

Journal of Pediatrics 201440:11