This information is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD).
Dubin-Johnson syndrome (DJS) is an inherited disorder of bilirubin characterized by a buildup of bilirubin in the bloodstream (hyperbilirubinemia). When bilirubin builds up in the skin and the whites of the eyes, it can cause a yellowish color to the skin (jaundice). Individuals with DJS may also have a liver that is sometimes enlarged and tender. The symptoms often do not present until puberty or adulthood. Factors that may worsen symptoms include: alcohol use, birth control pills, infection, and pregnancy. In most cases, treatment is not required.
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