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Lumco therapeutic lamps

Lumco therapeutic lamps are used in the treatment of the Crigler-Najjar Syndrome. This is a rare, hereditary disorder that results in the liver not breaking down the waste product bilirubin. Light helps to break down bilirubin; babies and adults suffering from Crigler-Najjar Syndrome are therefore treated with intensive phototherapy. This means that they sleep under bright blue lamps at night. Ultraviolet light then performs the breakdown which the liver is not able to do. Bilirubin levels can thus be kept under control in most cases.