Alagille Syndrome: Introduction
Alagille Syndrome: A genetic disorder affecting the liver and characterized by the absence of some or all of the liver bile ducts that transport bile within the liver.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Alagille Syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of Alagille Syndrome
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symptoms of Alagille Syndrome
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Alagille Syndrome: Complications
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Causes of Alagille Syndrome
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Disease Topics Related To Alagille Syndrome
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Less Common Symptoms of Alagille Syndrome
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occasional symptoms of Alagille Syndrome
Alagille Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Alagille Syndrome
Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss,
there are varying degrees of severity.
It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed heart attack, or from...read more »
Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also
many cases where people fear that they have a...read more »
Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations
and rapid heartbeat.
In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal.
It should be...read more »
Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed,
leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed.
People become concerned that a condition is a...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood...read more »
Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients
with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician.
The reasons are...read more »
Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often
misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children.
Some of the symptoms of hypertension that can be...read more »
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Alagille Syndrome: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Alagille Syndrome
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Clinical Trials for Alagille Syndrome
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
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Types of Alagille Syndrome
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Definitions of Alagille Syndrome:
Intrahepatic cholestasis caused by paucity of interlobular bile ducts associated with cardiovascular and other anomalies. Major abnormalities include characteristic facies (prominent forehead, deeply set eyes, hypertelorism, straight nose, and pointed chin) sometimes referred to as cholestasis facies, hoarse voice, and a wide variety of other disorders. Moderate mental retardation occurs in about 15 %. Cerebrovascular complications may include the moyamoya syndrome (progressive obliteration of the intracranial carotid arteries and formation of an extensive vascular network of dilated small branches. The disorder was first reported in Japanese children, and the angiographic appearance of thus formed fine network was described by the Japanese expression "moyamoya," meaning "something hazy, like a puff of smoke drifting in the air," as seen on the radiograph).
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Alagille Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Alagille Syndrome, or a subtype of Alagille Syndrome,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Alagille Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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