Primary sclerosing cholangitis in children: study of five cases and review of the literature.

Primary sclerosing cholangitis in five children is described and 78 cases in the pediatric age group are reviewed. In 24% of the cases, primary sclerosing cholangitis is not associated with an underlying disease and may appear to be prolonged cholestasis of infancy. When an associated condition is present, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, in particular… (More)