Published date: April 2024

Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice., 2024; 17(2):191-193.

Case report |DOI: 10.5530/ijopp.17.2.31

Authors and affiliation (s):
Neethu Jose*, Betsy Mathew
Department of Medicine, Dr. Chandramma Dayananda Sagar Institute of Medical Education and Research, Harohalli, Karnataka, INDIA.


Gilbert syndrome is a relatively common, benign liver condition characterized by elevated levels
of unconjugated bilirubin in the blood. In this instance, we present the case of an 18-year-old
woman who developed jaundice subsequent to receiving a blood transfusion for iron deficiency
anemia. Initially, the manifestation was suspected to be a haemolytic transfusion reaction,
but further examination revealed that unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia was not linked to
haemolysis. The patient reported a history of mild, self-limiting, recurrent jaundice episodes. A
clinical diagnosis of Gilbert syndrome was established, and remarkably, bilirubin levels gradually
normalized without any interventions. This case highlights an atypical presentation of Gilbert

Keywords: Gilbert syndrome, Hyperbilirubinemia, Jaundice, Transaminases.