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Crigler-Najjar syndrome

  • Alternative Names

    Glucuronyl transferase deficiency (type I Crigler-Najjar); Arias syndrome (type II Crigler-Najjar)


    Prevention

    Genetic counseling is recommended for prospective parents with a family history of Crigler-Najjar syndrome. Blood testing can identify people who carry the gene.


    References

    Carey RG, Balistreri WF. Metabolic Diseases of the Liver. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007: chap 354.