ALAGILLE SYNDROME & TREATMENT

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Read about alagille syndrome medical facts: what is the definition of alagille syndrome, what are the signs and symptoms, medical treatment & how to treat alagille syndrome, information about the causes, diagnosis, and related alagille syndrome diseases.

Definition: What is "alagille syndrome"?

ALAGILLE SYNDROME

Alagille syndrome is a disease that affects the heart, liver & other major organs of the body.

Symptoms & Signs

Among the symptoms of this disease are jaundice, malfunctioning of the heart & liver, cholesterol deposits in the skin & butterfly-shaped spinal column. The brain & kidneys may also be affected by the disease. Severe cases show obstruction of the small intestine & the need for liver transplantation.

Treatment: How to Treat "alagille syndrome"?

There is no specific treatment yet for the disease. Medications are used to reduce the symptoms of the disease.

Causes

Alagille syndrome is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder.

Diagnosis

Diagnostic tests can be done by liver biopsy & X-ray findings.

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