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Gilbert's disease

  • Definition

    Gilbert's disease is a common disorder passed down through families.It affects the way bilirubin is processed by the liver, and causes jaundice.


    Alternative Names

    Icterus intermittens juvenilis; Low-grade chronic hyperbilirubinemia; Familial non-hemolytic-non-obstructive jaundice; Constitutional liver dysfunction; Unconjugated benign bilirubinemia


    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    Gilbert's disease affects up to 10% of people in some Caucasian populations. The condition is usually noncancerous (benign).