Byler Disease: Introduction
Byler Disease: A rare inherited conditions where bile is unable to drain from the liver where it builds up and causes progressive liver damage. The conditions has an early onset and usually leads to end-stage liver disease by the end of the second decade.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Byler Disease is available below.
Symptoms of Byler Disease
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Treatments for Byler Disease
- Dietary management - Diet should be high in carbohydrates and protein. Supplementation of fat soluble vitamins (D, E, A and K) is often necessary.
- Medical treatment - Ursodeoxycholic acid may be tried but most forms of the disease do not respond to this treatment.
- Symptomatic measures - Phenobarbital or rifampin can improve bile flow.
- Surgical treatment - Liver transplant - for patients with a failed diversion or decompensated cirrhosis.
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Byler Disease: Complications
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Causes of Byler Disease
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Disease Topics Related To Byler Disease
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Byler Disease: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Byler Disease
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut.
This...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of
celiac...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 multifactorial.
Possible conditions...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer...read more »
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Byler Disease: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Byler Disease
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Byler Disease: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Byler Disease
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Prognosis for Byler Disease
Prognosis for Byler Disease:
Without a liver transplant, death can occur in the first two decades of life as a result of liver cancer or liver failure.
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Byler Disease: Broader Related Topics
Types of Byler Disease
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