What Is Gilbert's Disease?

By james
Oct 17, 2020
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2. Gilbert’s Syndrome

One condition that can affect the liver’s ability to process bilirubin is known as Gilbert’s syndrome. The condition is also known as familial nonhemolytic jaundice, and also constitutional hepatic dysfunction. Gilbert’s syndrome is caused by a gene mutation that is inherited from parents, meaning the patient is born with the condition.

Gilbert’s syndrome is relatively common, with around 4% of the population estimated to have the condition. Thankfully, it is harmless and any symptoms that do appear are likely to be mild at worst. In many cases, the patient is not even aware they have the condition at all and it is usually only discovered by chance.

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