Hyperbilirubinemia in homozygous HbE disease is associated with the UGT1A1 gene polymorphism.


Homozygous HbE [beta26(B8)Glu-->Lys] is a clinically mild disorder with no significant symptoms. However, we have frequently noted hyperbilirubinemia among patients with homozygous HbE in the Indian population, with jaundice being the major complaint at presentation. A study of the UGT1A1 gene polymorphism shows that the variant TA7 in the promoter region… (More)


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