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Gilbert Syndrome


Synonyms of Gilbert Syndrome
  • Constitutional Liver Dysfunction
  • Familial Nonhemolytic Jaundice
  • Gilbert-Lereboullet Syndrome
  • Gilbert's Disease
  • Hyperbilirubinemia I
  • Meulengracht's Disease
  • Unconjugated Benign Bilirubinemia

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Gilbert syndrome is a mild genetic liver disorder in which the body cannot properly process bilirubin, a yellowish waste product that is formed when the liver breaks down old or worn out red blood cells (hemolysis). Individuals with Gilbert syndrome have elevated levels of bilirubin (hyperbilirubinemia), which occurs because they have a reduced level of a specific liver enzyme required for elimination of bilirubin. Most affected individuals have no symptoms (asymptomatic) or may only exhibit mild yellowing of the skin, mucous membranes, and whites of the eyes (jaundice). Jaundice may not be apparent until adolescence. Bilirubin levels may increase following stress, exertion, dehydration alcohol consumption, fasting, and/or infection. In some individuals, jaundice may only be apparent when triggered by one of these conditions. Gilbert syndrome is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait.

    Organizations related to Gilbert Syndrome
    • British Liver Trust
      Portman House
      Ringwood Intl BH24 1AG
      Phone #: 014-25 -463080
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@britishlivertrust.org.uk
      Home page: http://www.britishlivertrust.org.uk
    • Canadian Liver Foundation
      2235 Sheppard Avenue
      Toronto, Ontario Intl M2J 5B5
      Phone #: (41-6) -491-3353
      800 #: (80-0) -563-5483
      e-mail: clf@liver.ca
      Home page: http://www.liver.ca
    • Children's Liver Alliance
      None
      None IN None
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: --
      e-mail: mail@liverkids.org.au
      Home page: http://www.liverkids.org.au
    • Children's Liver Disease Foundation
      None
      Birmingham Intl B3 3JY
      Phone #: 012-1-2-12-3839
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@childliverdisease.org
      Home page: http://www.childliverdisease.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
      1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
      White Plains NY 10605
      Phone #: 914-428-7100
      800 #: 888-663-4637
      e-mail: Askus@marchofdimes.com
      Home page: http://www.marchofdimes.com
    • NIH/National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      2 Information Way
      Bethesda MD 20892-3570
      Phone #: 301-654-3810
      800 #: 800-891-5389
      e-mail: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niddk.nih.gov



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html