Dubin Johnson syndrome

[dōōbĭn-jŏnsən]

n.

An inherited defect in hepatic excretory function marked by an increase of serum bilirubin concentration, an excessive urinary excretion of abnormal proportions of a form of coproporphyrin, a retention of dark pigment by hepatocytes, and the nonvisualization of the gall bladder using a cholecystogram.chronic idiopathic jaundice

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