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Diseases » Biliary Atresia » Glossary
 

Glossary for Biliary Atresia

  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Abdominal mass: Abdominal swelling with hard mass felt
  • Abdominal pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Biliary conditions: Medical conditions affecting the biliary system (liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, etc.) in digestion.
  • Cirrhosis of liver: Chronic liver disease wherein normal liver parenchyma is replaced by fibrous tissue.
  • Dark urine: A dark discolouration of the urine.
  • Diarrhea: Loose or watery stool.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Hepatitis Virus -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that the development of the hepatitis virus during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Hyperbilirubinemia: Increased levels of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a by product from the breakdown of haemoglobin.
  • Kernicterus: A rare condition involving high blood levels of bilirubin which can also accumulate in the brain and lead to neurological problems.
  • Liver failure: Acute liver failure (ALF) is an uncommon condition in which the rapid deterioration of liver function results in coagulopathy and alteration in the mental status of a previously healthy individual.
  • Neonatal Jaundice: Common skin yellowing jaundice in newborn babies.

 

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