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Alagille Syndrome

Alagille Syndrome Causes

Alagille syndrome is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder.

Alagille Syndrome Definition

Alagille syndrome is a disease that affects the heart, liver and other major organs of the body.

Alagille Syndrome Diagnosis

Diagnostic tests can be done by liver biopsy and X-ray findings.

Alagille Syndrome Symptoms and Signs

Among the symptoms of this disease are jaundice, malfunctioning of the heart and liver, cholesterol deposits in the skin, and butterfly-shaped spinal column. The brain and kidneys may also be affected by the disease. Severe cases show obstruction of the small intestine and the need for liver transplantation.

Alagille Syndrome Treatment

There is no specific treatment yet for the disease. Medications are used to reduce the symptoms of the disease.

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