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A newborn is born with a yellow discoloration of skin and sclerae. The condition worsens the following day. Appropriate therapy and vitamin supplementation are begun. Which of the following is the most appropriate vitamin therapy for this patient?

A. Ascorbate
B. Folate
C. Niacin
D. Riboflavin
E. vitamin D
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Neonatal Jaundice.

E. Vitamin D ...Phototherapy????????
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i think it's E. vitamin D
phototherapy and also..breast milk contains less amount of vit.D
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i think it's E. vitamin D
phototherapy and also..breast milk contains less amount of vit.D
sorry my answer too.....D) riboflavin......forgot that it's photosensitizer.....
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Smile Riboflavin is the correct answer

Riboflavin(Vitamin B2) absorbs light and then gets degraded, so when newborn is undergoing phototherapy for neonatal jaundice riboflavin will get depleted afterwards. That's why Vitmain B2 supplementation is needed during the process.
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