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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symptoms of Caroli Disease
Home Diagnostic Testing
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Caroli Disease?
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
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Caroli Disease: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
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...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 contains a variety of "good"...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...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).
In fact, it's more likely to be an ...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...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....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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Caroli Disease: Research Doctors & Specialists
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- Liver Health Specialists (Hepatology):
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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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Research about Caroli Disease
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Clinical Trials for Caroli Disease
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Caroli Disease include:
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Statistics for Caroli Disease
Caroli Disease: Broader Related Topics
Types of Caroli Disease
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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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