oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Reliability of icterometer

Volume 29, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The icterometer is a simple device by which the severity of neonatal jaundice may be quantified. It is little used in Zimbabwe perhaps because of doubts over reliability. Two observers carried out icterometer readings on a group of 43 babies and the results were compared with actual bilirubin values. Icterometer readings were more reliable at higher than lower bilirubin values and more valid in the hands of the experienced than the inexperienced observer.

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