Severe jaundice due to coexistence of Dubin-Johnson syndrome and hereditary spherocytosis: A case report


Korkmaz U., Duman A. E. , Koc D. O. , Gurbuz Y., Dindar G., Ensaroglu F., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.22, no.4, pp.422-425, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.4318/tjg.2011.0261
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.422-425

Abstract

Dubin-Johnson syndrome is a chronic, benign, intermittent jaundice, mostly of conjugated hyperbilirubinemia. The level of bilirubin is not expected to be more than 20 mg/dl in this syndrome. In this article, we report a patient who was evaluated for hyperbilirubinemia and liver function test abnormalities and diagnosed with Dubin-Johnson syndrome coexisting with hereditary spherocytosis. We suggest that other diseases should be investigated if patients with Dubin-Johnson syndrome present with severe hyperbilirubinemia. Dubin-Johnson syndrome accompanied by hemolytic diseases might also have high coproporphyrin levels (as in Rotor's syndrome) than expected in pure Dubin-Johnson syndrome.