Alagille Syndrome Treatment News and Symptoms Information

What is Alagille Syndrome?

(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, alagille syndrome is a genetic disorder which can affect the liver, heart, and other parts of the body. A major result of Alagille syndrome is liver damage caused by abnormalities in the bile ducts. These ducts carry bile (which helps to digest fats) from the liver to the gallbladder and small intestine. In Alagille syndrome, the bile ducts may be narrow, malformed, and reduced in number (bile duct paucity). As a result, bile builds up in the liver and causes scarring that prevents the liver from working properly to eliminate wastes from the bloodstream. Signs and symptoms arising from liver damage in Alagille syndrome may include a yellowish tinge in the skin and the whites of the eyes (jaundice), itchy skin, and deposits of cholesterol in the skin (xanthomas).

See below for updated news and information regarding Alagille Syndrome including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Alagille Syndrome Treatment News and Research

Future of Global Liver Disease Treatment Market by 2020

Medgadget (blog)Jan 19, 2017
Some inherited diseases, such as Wilson’s Disease, Alagille Syndrome and Hemochromatosis are also occurred by improper functioning of …

Alagille syndrome: clinical perspectives

Dove Medical PressJun 30, 2016
Abstract: Alagille syndrome is an autosomal dominant, complex multisystem disorder characterized by the presence of three out of five major …

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