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Glossary for Byler Disease

  • Biliary cirrhosis: Biliary cirrhosis is a condition where the bile ducts are unable to transport bile effectively due to blockage, inflammation, scarring or some other damage to the bile ducts. The condition may result from such things as congenital defect of the bile ducts (e.g. biliary atresia), cystic fibrosis, gallstones or a variety of other secondary conditions. The cause of primary biliary cirrhosis is not fully understood.
  • Biliary conditions: Medical conditions affecting the biliary system (liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, etc.) in digestion.
  • Cholestasis, Intrahepatic: A liver disorder where the bile is unable to flow properly through the liver. The severity of the condition is variable depending on the cause of the condition.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Enlarged liver: Swelling of the liver.
  • Failure To Thrive: Slow growth or inadequate weight gain of an infant or child.
  • Foul-smelling stool: The occurrence of stool that has an offensive smell
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Hyperbilirubinemia: Increased levels of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a by product from the breakdown of haemoglobin.
  • Jaundice: Bile or liver problem causing yellowness.
  • Liver cancer: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary malignancy of the liver.
  • Liver conditions: Any condition that affects the liver
  • Liver symptoms: Symptoms affecting the liver
  • Loose stool: Looseness of the stool in bowel motions
  • Malabsorption: Failure to digest nutrients properly
  • Portal hypertension: Portal hypertension may be defined as a portal pressure gradient of 12 mm Hg or greater and is often associated with varices and ascites.

 

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