Symptoms and Signs of Gilbertís Syndrome

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Symptoms and Signs of Gilbert's Syndrome

Gilbertís syndrome may produce jaundice, a yellowish tinge noticed in the skin and the white of the eye.

Gilbertís syndrome may not produce any signs or symptoms at all. If it causes the levels of bilirubin in the blood to rise significantly, the patient may develop:

  • Jaundice: A yellowish tinge to the skin and the whites of the eye
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Fatigue and weakness

None of these signs or symptoms is specific for Gilbertís syndrome. The disease may be an accidental finding when a blood test for some other disease reveals an elevated bilirubin level.

The following factors may precipitate the signs and symptoms of Gilbertís syndrome:

  • Illnesses like a cold or the flu
  • Fasting
  • Low calorie diet
  • Dehydration
  • Menstruation
  • Stress
  • Exercise

References:

  1. Harrisonís Principles of Internal Medicine 18th Edition
  2. The Merck Manual
  3. Cecil Medicine 24th Edition

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A very nice article to explain in laymans terms what Gilbert syndrome means. Wish you all could post some downloadable stuff on the same topic.

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