Biliary atresia occurs when biliary ducts are obstructed due to progressive sclerosis of the common bile duct. In most cases, biliary atresia develops a few weeks after birth, probably after inflammation and scarring of the extrahepatic (and sometimes intrahepatic) bile ducts. It is rarely found in stillborns or in newborns at birth. The cause of the inflammatory response is uncertain.
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Current scientific research on this disease, including forum.
Describes what it is, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and complications.
Biliary Atresia and Kasai Portoenteroscopy
Information from the Children's Liver Disease Foundation on this rare disorder affecting young infants.
Biliary Atresia and Treatment
Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, survival rate and Kasai Procedure information provided by the Pediatric Liver Care Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Canadian Liver Foundation: Biliary Atresia
Information on this relatively rare disease includes symptoms, tests, treatments, and related health problems.
eMedicine: Biliary Atresia
Article by Steven Schwarz, MD gives background, pathophysiology, history, and causes.
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Overview of diagnosis and treatment of biliary atresia.
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