Pediatric Liver Disease

Alagille Syndrome

Alagille Syndrome is an inherited disorder that closely resembles other forms of liver disease seen in infants and young children.

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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is a hereditary genetic disorder which may lead to the development of lung and/or liver disease. It is the most common genetic cause of liver disease in children.

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Biliary Atresia

Bile ducts become inflamed and blocked soon after birth. This causes bile to remain in the liver, where it starts to destroy liver cells rapidly and cause cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver.

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Budd-Chiari Syndrome

Budd-Chiari Syndrome is disorder in which veins carrying blood out of the liver become narrow and/or blocked due to blood clots.

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Crigler-Najjar Syndrome

Crigler-Najjar syndrome is a rare, life-threatening inherited condition that affects the liver and is characterized by a high level of bilirubin in the blood (hyperbilirubinemia).

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Galactosemia

Galactosemia is an accumulation of galactose in the blood that can cause serious complications like an enlarged liver, kidney failure, cataracts in the eyes or brain damage.

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Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1 (von Gierke)

It is an inherited disorder that affects the metabolism – the way the body breaks food down into energy.

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Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC)

Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC) is a rare genetic (inherited) disorder that causes progressive liver disease which typically leads to liver failure.

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Reye's Syndrome

Reye Syndrome is a rare illness that affects all bodily organs but is most harmful to the brain and the liver. It occurs primarily among children recovering from a viral infection.

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