* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
- Cholemia, familial
- Gilbert's disease
- Hyperbilirubinemia Arias type
- Hyperbilirubinemia type 1
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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.
Last updated: 5/4/2015
- Gilbert Syndrome. MayoClinic.com. June 22, 2012; http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/gilberts-syndrome/DS00743/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print. Accessed 5/4/2015.
- Gilbert Syndrome. Online Mendelian Inheritance of Man (OMIM). January 12, 2012; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/omim/143500. Accessed 5/4/2015.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare 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.