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Caroli Disease

Caroli Disease: Introduction

Caroli Disease: A rare disorder where the bile ducts inside the liver become enlarged resulting in infection, irritation and gallstone formation. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Caroli Disease is available below.

Symptoms of Caroli Disease

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Caroli Disease: Related Patient Stories

Caroli Disease: Complications

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Causes of Caroli Disease

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Disease Topics Related To Caroli Disease

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Less Common Symptoms of Caroli Disease

Caroli Disease: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Caroli 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-diagnosed, whereas...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 digestive system...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...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...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 be diagnosed...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 ...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...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...read more »

Caroli Disease: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Caroli Disease

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Caroli Disease: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Caroli Disease

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Caroli Disease: Animations

Research about Caroli Disease

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Clinical Trials for Caroli Disease

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Statistics for Caroli Disease

Caroli Disease: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Caroli Disease:

Congenital cystic dilatation of the intrahepatic bile ducts (BILE DUCTS, INTRAHEPATIC). It consists of 2 types: simple Caroli disease is characterized by bile duct dilatation (ectasia) alone; and complex Caroli disease is characterized by bile duct dilatation with extensive hepatic fibrosis and portal hypertension (HYPERTENSION, PORTAL). Benign renal tubular ectasia is associated with both types of Caroli disease. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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

 

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