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The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) is downloaded weekly from The file downloaded is considered the "last stable build" available for the ontology. For more about the HPO, view their website at

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Accession:HP:0001343 term browser browse the term
Definition:Damage to cerebral nuclei caused in infants by highly increased levels of unconjugated bilirubin. The basal ganglia and brainstem nuclei could be shown to have a yellow staining historically in infants who died of kernicterus, that is, kernicterus is strictly speaking a pathological diagnosis. The presence of kernicterus may be inferred in infants with characteristic acute or chronic bilirubin-induced neurological dysfunction.
Synonyms:xref: MESH:D007647;   SNOMEDCT_US:50143004;   SNOMEDCT_US:74925009;   UMLS:C0022610

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  Human phenotype 0
    Phenotypic abnormality 0
      Abnormality of the nervous system 0
        Abnormal nervous system morphology 0
          Morphological central nervous system abnormality 0
            Abnormality of brain morphology 0
              Kernicterus 0
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