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Gilbert syndrome

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* Not a rare disease

Other Names for this Disease

  • Cholemia, familial
  • Gilbert's disease
  • Hyperbilirubinemia Arias type
  • Hyperbilirubinemia type 1
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Symptoms

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What are the signs and symptoms of Gilbert syndrome?

While many people with Gilbert syndrome never experience any symptoms,  mild jaundice may occur if bilirubin levels get high enough. Other possible symptoms may include fatigue, weakness and abdominal pain.[1][2]  
Last updated: 5/2/2011

The Human Phenotype Ontology provides the following list of signs and symptoms for Gilbert syndrome. If the information is available, the table below includes how often the symptom is seen in people with this condition. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary to look up the definitions for these medical terms.

Signs and Symptoms Approximate number of patients (when available)
Abnormality of the liver 90%
Abdominal pain 50%
Nausea and vomiting 50%
Reduced bone mineral density 7.5%
Autosomal recessive inheritance -
Jaundice -
Unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia -

Last updated: 11/3/2014

The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) has collected information on how often a sign or symptom occurs in a condition. Much of this information comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. The frequency of a sign or symptom is usually listed as a rough estimate of the percentage of patients who have that feature.

The frequency may also be listed as a fraction. The first number of the fraction is how many people had the symptom, and the second number is the total number of people who were examined in one study. For example, a frequency of 25/25 means that in a study of 25 people all patients were found to have that symptom. Because these frequencies are based on a specific study, the fractions may be different if another group of patients are examined.

Sometimes, no information on frequency is available. In these cases, the sign or symptom may be rare or common.


References
  1. Gilbert Syndrome. MayoClinic.com. April 17, 2919; http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/gilberts-syndrome/DS00743/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print. Accessed 5/2/2011.
  2. Dugdale DC, Longstreth GF. Gilbert's disease. MedlinePlus. 2009; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000301.htm.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Cholemia, familial
  • Gilbert's disease
  • Hyperbilirubinemia Arias type
  • Hyperbilirubinemia type 1
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.