Screening and outcomes in biliary atresia: summary of a National Institutes of Health workshop.

  title={Screening and outcomes in biliary atresia: summary of a National Institutes of Health workshop.},
  author={Ronald J. Sokol and Ross William Shepherd and Riccardo A. Superina and Jorge A. Bezerra and Patricia R Robuck and Jay H. Hoofnagle},
  volume={46 2},
Biliary atresia is the most common cause of end-stage liver disease in the infant and is the leading pediatric indication for liver transplantation in the United States. Earlier diagnosis (<30-45 days of life) is associated with improved outcomes following the Kasai portoenterostomy and longer survival with the native liver. However, establishing this diagnosis is problematic because of its rarity, the much more common indirect hyperbilirubinemia that occurs in the newborn period, and the… CONTINUE READING


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