Who is at Risk for Gilbert Syndrome?
Since Gilbert Syndrome is genetic, having parents who both carry the defective gene that causes the syndrome increases the likelihood of having the disorder. Occurring predominantly in men, with a male-to-female ratio ranging from 2-7:1, Gilbert Syndrome occurs in persons of all races and is not specific to any particular ethnic group. The rate of Gilbert Syndrome in the United States is 3-7% of the population.
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