Pregnancy with Gilbert Syndrome - A Case Report

Authors

  • T Karunasree Lotus Hospitals, Lakdikapool, Hyderabad, Telangana
  • Sujatha Charles Lakdikapool, Hyderabad, Telangana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52314/tjima.2023.v3i2.136

Keywords:

Pregnancy, Gilbert Syndrome, Hyperbilirubinemia, Unconjugated Bilirubin, Liver Function, Neonatal Jaundice

Abstract

A rare case of Gilbert syndrome during pregnancy was reported at LOTUS HOSPITALS, LAKDIKAPOOL Obstetrics department.
A 38-week primigravida who had been having yellowish discolouration of both the skin and sclera since childhood was referred to LOTUS HOSPITALS, Lakdikapool from Singareni Hospital in view of Gilbert’s syndrome for further management and safe confinement.  
She had icterus, no signs of dehydration, a uterus that corresponds to the period of gestation and a good foetal heart rate. Examination revealed that all of the obtained investigation were normal, except for mild unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia.
She had a Normal vaginal delivery with RMLE after being admitted and induction of labour done at term, and she delivered a 2.55 kg male baby. The baby was icteric at birth kept on phototherapy, evaluated and followed up. 
To conclude when any patient presents with unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia associated with stress, infection or dehydration Gilbert syndrome must be excluded. Once this diagnosis is made patient must be reassured of its benign nature, excellent prognosis and normal life expectancy. 

Author Biographies

T Karunasree, Lotus Hospitals, Lakdikapool, Hyderabad, Telangana

Registrar, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Sujatha Charles, Lakdikapool, Hyderabad, Telangana

Head, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology  Lotus Hospitals

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Published

2023-12-21

How to Cite

Karunasree, T., & Charles, S. . (2023). Pregnancy with Gilbert Syndrome - A Case Report . Telangana Journal of IMA, 3(2), 58–61. https://doi.org/10.52314/tjima.2023.v3i2.136

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Case report / Case Series