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We are fortunate to have recruited outstanding experts in the field who share their insightful perspectives based on current knowledge and extensive clinical experience, so that this book can serve as an essential reference for both practitioners and investigators. This volume addresses a broad array of interrelated topics, ranging from the genetics, biochemistry, transport, and metabolism of bilirubin to neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, public policy measures, clinical management, and interventions designed to prevent and treat neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and to reduce the burden of bilirubin encephalopathy in developed and low- and middle-income countries. The pathobiology of bilirubin-induced neurotoxicity, the clinical diagnosis and outcome of kernicterus, and the important contributions of hemolytic disease and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency to neonatal hyperbilirubinemia are detailed. The book also includes discussion of risk assessment and treatment with phototherapy and other modalities. Collectively the chapters complement each other; they point out gaps in knowledge as well as consensus regarding practice. We hope that this book provides both the clinician and the investigator with a firm basis for future study and the stimulus to move the field forward.