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Lucey-Driscoll syndrome



Lucey-Driscoll syndrome
Classification & external resources
ICD-9 774.30
DiseasesDB 32677

Lucey-Driscoll syndrome is an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder affecting enzymes involved in bilirubin metabolism.

Additional recommended knowledge

It is one of several disorders classified as a transient familial neonatal unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia.

Cause

The common cause is congenital, but it can also be caused by maternal steroids passed on through breast milk to the newborn. It is different from breast milk jaundice (breast-fed infants have higher bilirubine levels than formula-fed ones).

Genetics

 

A defect in the UGT1A1-gene, also linked to Crigler-Najjar syndrome and Gilbert's syndrome, is responsible for the congenital form of Lucey-Driscoll syndrome.



 
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Lucey-Driscoll_syndrome". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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