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What exactly is alagille syndrome?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Genetic abnormality
Genetic abnormality, autosomal dominant, has multi-organ problems; affects liver/bile ducts, pulmonic heart valve, kidney, eye, bone, neurologic/mental problems, characteristic facial features.
Variable intensity of findings; can be dx'd infancy, milder cases as adult. May need meds, vits, heart, liver surgery, even transplant. Variety of nutritional issues, vits a, d, e, k, zinc, fats, cholesterol.

In brief: Genetic abnormality
Genetic abnormality, autosomal dominant, has multi-organ problems; affects liver/bile ducts, pulmonic heart valve, kidney, eye, bone, neurologic/mental problems, characteristic facial features.
Variable intensity of findings; can be dx'd infancy, milder cases as adult. May need meds, vits, heart, liver surgery, even transplant. Variety of nutritional issues, vits a, d, e, k, zinc, fats, cholesterol.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: A genetic disorder
Alagille syndrome is a genetic disorder that can mostly affect the liver, heart, kidney, and some other body systems.
Symptoms can be very mild (unnoticeable) to severe (causing organ failure or needing transplantation surgery). A specific gene error (deletion) causes the condition which can be an autosomal dominant trait or sporadic. Treatments aim to lessen symptoms or treat affected organs.

In brief: A genetic disorder
Alagille syndrome is a genetic disorder that can mostly affect the liver, heart, kidney, and some other body systems.
Symptoms can be very mild (unnoticeable) to severe (causing organ failure or needing transplantation surgery). A specific gene error (deletion) causes the condition which can be an autosomal dominant trait or sporadic. Treatments aim to lessen symptoms or treat affected organs.
Dr. Michael Kermani
Dr. Michael Kermani
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