Crigler-Najjar syndrome (CNS) is a rare inherited disorder affecting metabolism of bilirubin, which is a chemical formed from the breakdown of the heme in red blood cells.The syndrome is divided into type I and type II.
Yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes
Confusion, cognitive changes
Diagnosis and Tests :
Total Bilirubin level
Bilirubin levels in blood - conjugated and unconjugated
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crigler najjar syndrome is a disease characterized by increase bilirubin in blood which results from inefficiency of enzyme that breaks down bilirubin. such patient have jaundice like apperance treatment : liver transplant, blood tranfusion, phototherapy [for patient under 4 years old because after 4 yrs skin are thicken and won't allow light pass through.