Dubin-Johnson syndrome (DJS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that typically manifests in young adulthood as jaundice with conjugated hyperbilirubinemia. We report a case presenting as neonatal cholestasis with the unexpected histologic finding of paucity of interlobular bile ducts, a feature that is not typically seen in DJS. The diagnosis was confirmed by absent canalicular multidrug-resistance-associated protein 2 (MRP2) immunohistochemical staining on liver biopsy tissue and molecular genetic testing that demonstrated heterozygous mutations in the ATP-Binding Cassette Subfamily C Member 2 (ABCC2) gene, including a novel missense mutation. This report describes a case of DJS with atypical clinicopathologic findings and suggests that DJS should be considered in patients with neonatal cholestasis and bile duct paucity.
- Dubin-Johnson syndrome
- neonatal cholestasis
- paucity of interlobular bile ducts
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine