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What exactly causes biliary atresia?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: See below

The causes of biliary atresia are not well established and are probably multifactorial; genetic factors may play a permissive role in some cases, but infectious, toxic, or immunologic mechanisms are probably involved.

In brief: See below

The causes of biliary atresia are not well established and are probably multifactorial; genetic factors may play a permissive role in some cases, but infectious, toxic, or immunologic mechanisms are probably involved.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Virus

Theories include in utero infection with parvo type virus that causes the bile ducts to inflame and scar down which results in blockage of bile flow and causes jaundice.
Persistence of jaundice causes liver failure and death.

In brief: Virus

Theories include in utero infection with parvo type virus that causes the bile ducts to inflame and scar down which results in blockage of bile flow and causes jaundice.
Persistence of jaundice causes liver failure and death.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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