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Alagille Syndrome Mimicking Biliary Atresia

Kanwar, Rishi Bolia, Rahul Bhakat, Swathi Chacham, Nowneet Kumar Bhat

Keywords : Alagille Syndrome, Biliary Atresia, Jaundice

Citation Information : Kanwar, Bolia R, Bhakat R, Chacham S, Bhat NK. Alagille Syndrome Mimicking Biliary Atresia. Ann Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol 2021; 3 (2):10-12.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11009-0077

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 06-07-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


The clinical presentation of jaundice, dark urine, persistently acholic stools, hepatosplenomegaly and a rudimentary, non-contractile gall bladder on ultrasound in an infant raises a suspicion of biliary atresia (BA). However, Alagille syndrome (AGS) may clinically, radiologically and histopathologically mimic BA and should be suspected in infants with other extrahepatic features. We report a 2.5-month old girl with an initial suspicion of BA who was eventually found to have AGS. We highlight the clinical, biochemical and radiological features that helps one in differentiating between these two conditions.

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