Diagnosis and Treatment of Gilbert's Syndrome
Gilbertís syndrome can be diagnosed by a thorough history, physical examination and blood tests. It doesnít does not generally need treatment.
Gilbertís syndrome can be diagnosed by a thorough history, physical examination and blood tests. Blood tests are confirmatory and are also used to rule out other liver problems.
The standard blood tests prescribed are:
- Bilirubin test
- Complete blood count (CBC)
- Liver function tests
Gilbertís syndrome doesnít generally need treatment. Fluctuations of bilirubin levels and occasional jaundice occur. The jaundice usually resolves on its own. Extremely elevated bilirubin levels may occur rarely. Drugs like phenobarbital are used in such circumstances.
- Harrisonís Principles of Internal Medicine 18th Edition
- The Merck Manual
- Cecil Medicine 24th Edition