Chapter 21 – Sclerosing Cholangitis in Children

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Abstract Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is an idiopathic progressive fibrosing cholangiopathy characterized by chronic inflammation and injury of the intra- and/or extrahepatic bile ducts, leading to fibrosis and cholestasis. Although…

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Chapter 14 – Alagille Syndrome

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Abstract Alagille syndrome (ALGS) is an autosomal dominant, multisystem disorder which was first described in 1969 by Daniel Alagille as a constellation of clinical features in five different organ systems…

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Chapter 20 – Autoimmune Hepatitis in Children

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Abstract Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a progressive inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology, characterized histologically by interface hepatitis, serologically by the presence of non-organ specific autoantibodies, biochemically by elevated aminotransferases and…

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