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does cholestyramine help with alagille syndrome

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Dr. Valerie Hines
16 years experience Pediatrics
Liver and more: Alagille syndrome is a genetic disorder that can affect the liver, heart, and other parts of the body. One of the major features of Alagille syndrome ... Read More

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Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Autosomal dominant: Alagille syndrome has an autsomal dominant genetic inheritance pattern. It is rare, however, and affects the heart and liver primarily. In 90% of case ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Have your doctor refer you to a genetic counsellor.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Alagille Syndrome is: Caused by an autisomal dominant mutation in the jagged-1 gene on the short arm of chromosome 20, 20p12. Because of "variable penetrance" some parents ... Read More
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Dr. David Doucette
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Liver biopsy: Liver biopsy is probably the most effective means of diagnosis. Many people with alagille syndrome do have characteristic facial features and some un ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Alagille syndrome: Alagille syndrome is a genetic disorder with abnormalities of the liver, heart, skeleton, eye, and kidneys and a characteristic facial appearance. In ... Read More
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Alagille syndrome: This is a genetic disorder affecting kidney, liver , heart and other systems. Usually seen in infancy and very early childhood. Face is very similar - ... Read More
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Dr. David Doucette
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jaundice: Alagille syndrome is an autosomal dominant inherited rare condition that primarily affects the liver. Symptoms can be mild or so severe as to require ... Read More
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Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Questran (cholestyramine): Questran (cholestyramine) is a medication that is used to reduce serum cholesterol. Alagille syndrome is often marked by high serum cholesterol..
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Dr. David Doucette
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Supportive care: There is no known cure for this disease. Treatment is directed toward improving heart effects and diminishing the effects of a failing liver.

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