Bilirubinuria

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Bilirubinuria
Classification and external resources
Bilirubin.svg
ICD-10R82.2
ICD-9791.4
Patient UKBilirubinuria
 
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Bilirubinuria
Classification and external resources
Bilirubin.svg
ICD-10R82.2
ICD-9791.4
Patient UKBilirubinuria

In medicine, bilirubinuria is an abnormality where conjugated bilirubin is detected in the urine.[1]

The term "biliuria" is very similar, but more general. It refers to the presence of any bile pigment in the urine.

Causes[edit]

The most common cause of bilirubinuria is hepatocellular disease. More rare causes include inherited disorders, such as Dubin-Johnson syndrome and Rotor syndrome.[2]

Although Gilbert's syndrome and Crigler-Najjar syndrome are characterized by increased bilirubin in the serum, the bilirubin in these inherited disorders is not conjugated and thus not excreted in the urine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ bilirubinuria at eMedicine Dictionary
  2. ^ Patient.UK. URL: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/40001082/. Accessed on: May 8, 2008.