What should be included in patient education about unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Hisham Nazer, MBBCh, FRCP, DTM&H; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Educate patients and families about the chronicity of the disease and the need for lifelong treatment. Instruct them to immediately report any change in the patient's mental or neurologic status.

Genetic counseling is recommended for prospective parents with a family history of Crigler-Najjar syndrome.

For patient education information, see the Digestive Disorders Center and the Infections Center, as well as Cirrhosis and Newborn Jaundice.


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