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Alagille syndrome

Alagille syndrome:
  1. Causes (1 conditions)
  2. Treatments
  3. Definitions

Causes of Alagille syndrome:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Alagille syndrome. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Alagille syndrome Treatments

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Definitions of Alagille syndrome:

Intrahepatic cholestasis caused by paucity of interlobular bile ducts associated with cardiovascular and other anomalies. Major abnormalities include characteristic facies (prominent forehead, deeply set eyes, hypertelorism, straight nose, and pointed chin) sometimes referred to as cholestasis facies, hoarse voice, and a wide variety of other disorders. Moderate mental retardation occurs in about 15 %. Cerebrovascular complications may include the moyamoya syndrome (progressive obliteration of the intracranial carotid arteries and formation of an extensive vascular network of dilated small branches. The disorder was first reported in Japanese children, and the angiographic appearance of thus formed fine network was described by the Japanese expression "moyamoya," meaning "something hazy, like a puff of smoke drifting in the air," as seen on the radiograph).
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Autosomal dominant mutation involving chromosome 20; characterized by the almost normal liver that has few or no intrahepatic bile ducts; other extrahepatic malformations include those in the heart, the eyes, the vertebral column, and the facies; major clinical features include jaundice, and congenital heart disease with peripheral pulmonary stenosis.
- (Source - CRISP)

Alagille syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Alagille syndrome, or a subtype of Alagille syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Alagille syndrome

The list below shows some of the causes of Alagille syndrome mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Alagille syndrome?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Alagille syndrome. Of the 1 causes of Alagille syndrome that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 1 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Alagille syndrome:

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What are the alternative names for Alagille syndrome:

Arteriohepatic dysplasia
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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