Biliary atresia: recent progress.

  title={Biliary atresia: recent progress.},
  author={Mikelle D Bassett and Karen F. Murray},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={42 6},
Extrahepatic biliary atresia (EHBA), an inflammatory sclerosing cholangiopathy, is the leading indication for liver transplantation in children. The cause is still unknown, although possible infectious, genetic, and immunologic etiologies have received much recent focus. These theories are often dependent on each other for secondary or coexisting mechanisms. Concern for EHBA is raised by a cholestatic infant, but the differential diagnosis is large and the path to diagnosis remains varied… CONTINUE READING

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