icterus praecox

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


icterus neonato´rum jaundice in newborn infants, as seen in erythroblastosis fetalis. Called also neonatal jaundice and jaundice of the newborn.
icterus prae´cox mild jaundice developing within the first 24 hours of life (before physiologic jaundice normally occurs), due to ABO blood group incompatibility between mother and infant; it usually clears rapidly and spontaneously, only occasionally resulting in hemolytic disease.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ic·ter·us prae·cox

a relatively innocent but rapidly developing type of jaundice with mild anemia in neonates, most frequently caused by ABO incompatibility between mother and fetus.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012