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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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Treatment


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How might Gilbert syndrome be treated?

Gilbert syndrome generally doesn't require treatment. The bilirubin levels in the blood may fluctuate over time, causing episodes of jaundice. However, the jaundice is usually mild and goes away on its own. In some cases, doctors may prescribe phenobarbital to lower extremely elevated bilirubin levels and reduce signs of jaundice. Phenobarbital administration usually alleviates signs of jaundice fairly quickly.[1294][3386]
Last updated: 6/8/2011


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Gilbert syndrome. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.