A biliblanket is a portable phototherapy device for the treatment of neonatal jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia). This is a common condition in infants, referring to an increase in the amount of bilirubin in the blood. With the development of flexible fluorescent panels, it was now possible to wrap the infant in the panel during treatment, without eye protection, and still allow the parent to hold the child during part of all of the therapy.
The phototherapy blanket is an alternative to standard phototherapy, which requires the infant to lie under fluorescent bulbs in a hospital incubator while wearing eye patches to prevent possible damage from the light rays. The Infants’ eyes are not exposed to light under BiliBlanket therapy. With the Biliblanket the infant can also be clothed. The blanket also provides more even lighting.
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