This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
Yellowing of the skin[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
Pain in stomach
Stomach pain[ more ]
|Abnormality of the gastric mucosa||
Abnormality of the mucous membrane layer of stomach
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Abnormality of skin pigmentation||
Abnormal skin color
Abnormal skin pigmentation
Abnormality of pigmentation
Pigmentary skin changes
Pigmentation anomaly[ more ]
|Abnormality of the skeletal system||
Skeletal anomalies[ more ]
The mutations in the SLCO1B1 and SLCO1B3 genes that cause Rotor syndrome either prevent the production of the transporting proteins, or prevent them from functioning properly. When this occurs, bilirubin is not effectively removed from the body and builds up, leading to
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Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
The principle differential diagnosis is Dubin-Johnson syndrome (DJS; see this term). DJS and RT can be distinguished on the basis of measurements of urinary coproporphyrin excretion (total coproporphyrin excretion levels are normal in DJS) and liver histology (black-brown liver cell pigmentation is specific to DJS). If liver biopsy is not feasible or is refused, 99mTc-HIDA cholescintigraphy (revealing prominent kidney excretion in RT) or molecular analysis (detection of ABCC2 gene mutations in DJS patients) can be useful for distinguishing between RT and DJS.
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My husband drinks a lot of beer. Could his drinking cause this and will it get worse if he keeps drinking beer? See answer
The underlying genetic cause for Rotor syndrome was recently indentified. Can you post information about this on your web site? See answer
How is Rotor syndrome diagnosed? See answer