crigler-najjar syndrome

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Crigler-Najjar syndrome Crig·ler-Naj·jar syndrome (krĭg'lər-nä'jär')
An inherited defect in the ability to form bilirubin glucuronide, characterized by familial nonhemolytic jaundice and, in its severe form, by irreversible brain damage that resembles kernicterus.

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