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"Gilbert’s-like" syndrome as part of a spectrum of persistent unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in post-chronic hepatitis patients.

"Gilbert’s-like" syndrome as part of a spectrum of persistent unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in post-chronic hepatitis patients.
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Ye J, Cui L, Zhou Y, Huang Y, Banafa O, Hou X, Ding Z, Lin R,


Ye J, Cui L, Zhou Y, Huang Y, Banafa O, Hou X, Ding Z, Lin R, (click to view)

Ye J, Cui L, Zhou Y, Huang Y, Banafa O, Hou X, Ding Z, Lin R,

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Scientific reports 2018 01 318(1) 2008 doi 10.1038/s41598-018-19847-4
Abstract

Gilbert’s syndrome (GS) patients present with remittent unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia. In this study, we investigated the correlation between polymorphisms in the gene encoding UDP-glucuronosyltransferase, UGT1A1, and the development of unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in clinical GS and post-hepatitis hyperbilirubinemia. Blood samples were collected from 285 patients, including 85 patients who were clinically diagnosed with GS, 70 patients who had indirect hyperbilirubinemia during the recovery period of chronic liver diseases, 109 patients with normal hepatic function and 21 chronic active hepatitis patients. All samples were tested for the presence of the *28/*6 UGT1A1 genotype by pyrosequencing. Compared with the GS-control group, a significant difference in variations of the UGT1A1*28/*6 allele gene was found in GS patients. The post-hepatitis group showed a significant difference in the UGT1A1*28/*6 allele gene frequency distribution relative to that in the hepatitis control group. There were no significant differences between the GS group and post-hepatitis group in the distribution of the UGT1A1*28/*6 allele gene frequency and UGT1A1 diplotypes. UGT1A1*28/*6 gene polymorphisms in patients who had indirect hyperbilirubinemia while recovering from chronic liver diseases presented similar patterns as those seen for GS patients. These findings suggest that a "Gilbert’s-like" syndrome might be part of the spectrum of persistent unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in post-chronic hepatitis patients.

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