Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Rotor's Syndrome Overview

What is Rotor's syndrome?
Rotor's syndrome is a rare inherited disease that can cause jaundice in an infant or young child. An abnormal gene causes bilirubin to buildup in the bloodstream. Bilirubin is one of the by-products from the breakdown of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the bloodstream. High bilirubin levels cause jaundice.

What are the symptoms of Rotor's syndrome?
The most common symptom of Rotor's syndrome includes jaundice: yellow skin, yellow eyes, and brown urine. Some infants have liver enlargement also.

How does the doctor treat Rotor's syndrome?
Rotor's syndrome does not require treatment. The jaundice resolves over time.

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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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