A 33-week gestation boy with Mediterranean glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) and a glutathione S-transferase Mu 1 null mutations (GSTM1*0/*0) developed prolonged indirect hyperbilirubinemia (PIH). He had no laboratory evidence of haemolysis or infection, and no exposure to oxidising agents. He has two full-term older brothers who have no history of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. One brother, who was exclusively breast fed, has only Mediterranean G6PD and the other has only GSTM1*0/*0. The three boys have no mutation in the uridine diphosphate glucuronosyltransferase 1A1 gene. This suggests that a combination of all or any two of prematurity, G6PD deficiency and GSTM1*0/*0 is a possible risk factor for PIH. However, this remains to be confirmed.
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