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Alagille Syndrome


Synonyms of Alagille Syndrome
  • AHD
  • Arteriohepatic Dysplasia
  • Cholestasis with Peripheral Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Syndromatic Hepatic Ductular Hypoplasia

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Alagille syndrome is a genetic liver disorder usually present at birth. It is characterized by insufficient passage of bile due to a lower than normal number of bile ducts inside the liver. In some cases, the child may be born with no bile ducts. Major symptoms include prolonged yellow skin discoloration (jaundice), eye and heart structure anomalies, abnormally shaped vertebrae of the spine, compression of nerve space inside the lower spine, an absence of deep tendon reflexes, mental deficiency, facial and kidney (renal) abnormalities, shortened fingers, and pancreatic insufficiency.
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    Organizations related to Alagille Syndrome
    • Alagille Syndrome Alliance
      10500 SW Starr Drive
      Tualatin OR 97062
      Phone #: 503-885-0455
      800 #: --
      e-mail: alagille@earthlink.net
      Home page: http://www.alagille.org
    • American Liver Foundation
      75 Maiden Lane
      New York NY 10038
      Phone #: 212-668-1000
      800 #: 800-465-4837
      e-mail: info@liverfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.liverfoundation.org
    • Children's Liver Alliance
      None
      None IN None
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: --
      e-mail: mail@liverkids.org.au
      Home page: http://www.liverkids.org.au
    • Cholestatic Liver Disease Consortium (CLiC)
      c/o Joan Hines, The Children's Hospital
      Aurora CO 80045
      Phone #: 720-777-2598
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: hines.joan@tchden.org
      Home page: http://www.rarediseasesnetwork.org/clic
    • Digestive Disease National Coalition
      507 Capitol Court
      Washington DC 20002
      Phone #: 202-544-7497
      800 #: --
      e-mail: scott@hmcw.org
      Home page: http://www.ddnc.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • NIH/National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      2 Information Way
      Bethesda MD 20892-3570
      Phone #: 301-654-3810
      800 #: 800-891-5389
      e-mail: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niddk.nih.gov
    • The Arc (a national organization on mental retardation)
      1010 Wayne Ave
      Silver Spring MD 20910
      Phone #: 301-565-3842
      800 #: 800-433-5255
      e-mail: info@thearc.org
      Home page: http://www.thearc.org/



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html