Common diagnostic problems in pediatric liver pathology.


The role of the pathologist in dealing with common problems of liver disease in children is likely to change dramatically as the molecular genetic revolution progresses. For example, microchip arrays for genes involved in bile salt synthesis and transport will pinpoint the specific mutations responsible for infantile cholestasis and similar methods will sort out infectious agents of acute and chronic hepatitis. But even as biochemistry, microbiology, and immunology laboratories already provide essential diagnostic information in such settings, informed histopathologic interpretation will continue to guide investigations of etiology and therapeutics and will remain an important medical necessity [95,96,100,102,104].

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@article{Finegold2002CommonDP, title={Common diagnostic problems in pediatric liver pathology.}, author={Milton J. Finegold}, journal={Clinics in liver disease}, year={2002}, volume={6 2}, pages={421-54} }