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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Clinton Cowley | 2004/11/03

Q.

Cholestatic Jaundice -Bylers Liver Disease - 6 month old baby girl

Is there any treatment for Cholestatic Jaundice? Liver still in good condition. Would we still need to look at liver transplant or do you know of any treatment methods local or internationally

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

I am not aware of any new treatment for this rare familial liver disease. However, it is important that your child is seen by a paediatric gastro-enterologist at any of the major academic hospitals.

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Posted by: dr anonymous | 2004/11/06

Forgot to mention....contact a geneticist to councel you with regards to recurrence risk & risks to other members of your family.

Reply to dr anonymous
Posted by: DR ANONYMOUS | 2004/11/06

A very rare genetic condition.

If the liver still in good condition & diagnosis early, ask your paed surgeon about "Partial Biliary Diversion". It is a surgical technique allowing some drainage of the obstructed bile.

Yes, still look out for doner livers, this might be the ultimate choice of management.

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