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Diseases » Biliary Atresia » Summary
 

What is Biliary Atresia?

What is Biliary Atresia?

  • Biliary Atresia: A rare condition that can affect newborns where the bile duct that carries the bile from the liver to the small intestine is blocked or missing.
  • Biliary Atresia: Progressive destruction or the absence of all or part of the extrahepatic BILE DUCTS, resulting in the complete obstruction of BILE flow. Usually, biliary atresia is found in infants and accounts for one third of the neonatal cholestatic JAUNDICE.
    Source - Diseases Database

Biliary Atresia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Biliary Atresia, or a subtype of Biliary Atresia, 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 Biliary Atresia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Biliary Atresia: Introduction

Types of Biliary Atresia:

Broader types of Biliary Atresia:

How serious is Biliary Atresia?

Complications of Biliary Atresia: see complications of Biliary Atresia

What causes Biliary Atresia?

Causes of Biliary Atresia: see causes of Biliary Atresia

What are the symptoms of Biliary Atresia?

Symptoms of Biliary Atresia: see symptoms of Biliary Atresia

Complications of Biliary Atresia: see complications of Biliary Atresia

Can anyone else get Biliary Atresia?

More information: see contagiousness of Biliary Atresia
Inheritance: see inheritance of Biliary Atresia

Biliary Atresia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Biliary Atresia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Biliary Atresia.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Biliary Atresia: see treatments for Biliary Atresia
Research for Biliary Atresia: see research for Biliary Atresia

Name and Aliases of Biliary Atresia

Main name of condition: Biliary Atresia

Other names or spellings for Biliary Atresia:

Extrahepatic Biliary Atresia, EHBA, Familial extrahepatic biliary atresia, Idiopathic extrahepatic biliary atresia

Atresia of bile ducts Source - Diseases Database

EHBA, Familial extrahepatic biliary atresia, Idiopathic extrahepatic biliary atresia
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Biliary Atresia: Related Conditions

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