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1. kernicterus

an abnormal accumulation of bile pigment in the brain and other nerve tissue; causes yellow staining and tissue damage

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a medical condition involving a build-up of bilirubin in the brain and neural damage
In more severe cases there is also a risk of kernicterus, a condition involving damage to the parts of the brain controlling hearing, vision and movement.
He developed a preventable condition called kernicterus, which left him a quadriplegic suffering from cerebral palsy.

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