Crigler-Najjar disease - Frequently Asked Questions

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Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Aug 04, 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who treats Crigler-Najjar disease?

A pediatrician/ neonatologist diagnoses and treats Crigler-Najjar disease. He may also need the assistance of a team of specialists, for example surgeons (if liver transplantation is required).

2. Can Crigler-Najjar disease be prevented?

Genetic counselling is recommended for patients with a family history of Crigler-Najjar disease. Blood tests can identify carriers of the mutated genes.

3. When should I seek health care?

If you or your newborn infant has jaundice that persists, you should seek health care

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