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What are common symptoms and signs of biliary atresia?

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Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Jaundice

Persistent jaundice in the newborn which is of the direct type or conjugated type is the early sign of biliary atresia.
If it goes undetected in the newborn period, the child can develop liver failure.

In brief: Jaundice

Persistent jaundice in the newborn which is of the direct type or conjugated type is the early sign of biliary atresia.
If it goes undetected in the newborn period, the child can develop liver failure.
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Jaundice

Biliary atresia is a rare cause of juandice in infants aged over two weeks.
Timely diagnosis is paramount. If jaundiced after 2 weeks of age one needs a ultrasound to assess predsence or absence of gallbladder. Diagnosis hinges on which compenent of bilirubin is elevated. Direct compenent elevated points towards biliary atresia. Surgery must be done prior to 60 days of life.

In brief: Jaundice

Biliary atresia is a rare cause of juandice in infants aged over two weeks.
Timely diagnosis is paramount. If jaundiced after 2 weeks of age one needs a ultrasound to assess predsence or absence of gallbladder. Diagnosis hinges on which compenent of bilirubin is elevated. Direct compenent elevated points towards biliary atresia. Surgery must be done prior to 60 days of life.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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