Pediatric Gilbert’s Disease

Pediatric Gilbert’s Disease

Pediatric Gilbert’s Disease

Dallas

214-456-8000
Fax: 214-456-1206
Suite F4500

Plano

469-303-2400
Fax: 469-303-2407
Suite P4400

Park Cities

469-488-7000
Fax: 469-488-7001
Suite 106

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What is Pediatric Gilbert’s Disease?

Gilbert’s disease is a liver disorder in which bilirubin is not properly processed.

What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Gilbert’s Disease?

The only symptom of Gilbert’s disease is jaundice, which is caused by the increased levels of bilirubin in the child’s blood. 

What are the causes of Pediatric Gilbert’s Disease?

A gene mutation that is hereditary (passed down in families) causes Gilbert’s disease. There are certain conditions and situations that can lead to increased bilirubin levels. These include:

  • Cold or flu
  • Dehydration
  • Fasting or eating too few of calories
  • Menstruation
  • Not getting enough sleep
  • Stress
  • Vigorous exercise

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How common is Gilbert's disease?

    A fairly common condition, Gilbert’s disease is typically harmless. In children with this condition, the liver does not properly process bilirubin, which is a normal byproduct of the breakdown of red blood cells. This condition is also known as constitutional hepatic dysfunction or familial nonhemolytic jaundice.

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