Pediatric Dubin-Johnson Syndrome

Pediatric Dubin-Johnson Syndrome

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What is Dubin-Johnson syndrome?

Dubin-Johnson syndrome causes jaundice, which is a yellow tint to the skin and whites of the eyes.

Expanded overview

Dubin-Johnson syndrome is when someone older than a newborn develops jaundice (a yellow caste of the skin and whites of the eyes). Jaundice is a fairly common condition that affects otherwise healthy newborn babies. However, Dubin-Johnson syndrome usually appears in adolescence (12-17 years of age*) or early adulthood.

Dubin-Johnson syndrome seems to most frequently affect Jewish Iranian and Moroccan people living in Israel, as well as Japanese people. However, it can affect people of any ethnic background.

What is the cause of Dubin-Johnson syndrome?

A gene mutation that is hereditary (passed down in families) causes Dubin-Johnson syndrome.

What are the symptoms of Dubin-Johnson syndrome?

Signs and symptoms of Dubin-Johnson syndrome may include:

*Age of adolescence as defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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