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Congenital Liver Cirrhosis

Congenital Cirrhosis (of Liver)


  • This volume, the proceedings of Falk Symposium 115 held in Basel, Switzerland, October 22-24, 1999 (Part II of the Basel Liver Week 1999; XI International Congress of Liver Diseases) covers our present knowledge of the aetiologies and early stages of[books.google.com]
  • Congenital hepatic fibrosis (CHF) usually presents with signs and symptoms of portal hypertension, although cases presenting in infancy with cholestasis are well known [8].[indianpediatrics.net]
  • CHF has initial presentation may be at around 3-6 months. The presentation ranges between 1.8-14 years, Portal Hypertension is a usual accompaniment and renal involvement is seen with 9 ].[omicsonline.org]
  • Management [ edit ] Management includes control of esophageal bleeding/varices and treatment of associated renal disease if present.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • The usual age of presentation is between 1.8 and 14 years [ 4 ]. Tubular renal dysfunction is present in less than 10% of patients. This usually has no clinical manifestation, except in the presence of portal hypertension or cholangitis [ 5 ].[jmedicalcasereports.biomedcentral.com]
  • […] of newborn P80.0 Cold injury syndrome P80.8 Other hypothermia of newborn P80.9 Hypothermia of newborn, unspecified P81 Other disturbances of temperature regulation of newborn Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require[icd10data.com]
  • Brief resolved unexplained event -- BRUE (Medical Encyclopedia) Crying - excessive (0-6 months) (Medical Encyclopedia) Failure to thrive (Medical Encyclopedia) Hemorrhagic disease of the newborn (Medical Encyclopedia) Hyperglycemia - infants (Medical[icdlist.com]
  • Seven months before entering our hospital, diarrhea with fever and chills developed. At that time, he was diagnosed with amebic colitis and treated with antibiotics.[kjim.org]
Easy Bruising
  • Cirrhosis can lead to Easy bruising or bleeding, or nosebleeds Swelling of the abdomen or legs Extra sensitivity to medicines High blood pressure in the vein entering the liver Enlarged veins called varices in the esophagus and stomach.[icdlist.com]
  • Later stage liver damage symptoms include: jaundice (yellow skin) vomiting blood fatigue weakness, loss of appetite itching easy bruising swelling of the legs ankles, or abdomen liver cancer bleeding in the gut increased sensitivity to alcohol and drugs[drinkingandyou.com]
  • bruising and abnormal bleeding, most often from swollen veins in the digestive tract Confusion or problems thinking Pale or clay-colored stools Bleeding from upper or lower intestinal tract Exams and Tests Your health care provider will do a physical[mountsinai.org]
Respiratory Distress
  • distress syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia) Neonatal sepsis (Medical Encyclopedia) Neutropenia - infants (Medical Encyclopedia) [ Read More ][icdlist.com]
  • He had intermittent high grade fever with dry cough and respiratory distress for 4 days duration. In addition, there was progressive abdominal distension, decreased urine output, irritability, poor feeding and lethargy since 2 days.[indianpediatrics.net]
Intestinal Perforation
  • perforation P78.1 Other neonatal peritonitis P78.2 Neonatal hematemesis and melena due to swallowed maternal blood P78.3 Noninfective neonatal diarrhea P78.8 Other specified perinatal digestive system disorders P78.81 Congenital cirrhosis (of liver)[icd10data.com]
  • Kidney failure Jaundice Severe itching Gallstones A small number of people with cirrhosis get liver cancer. Your doctor will diagnose cirrhosis with blood tests, imaging tests, or a biopsy. Cirrhosis has many causes.[icdlist.com]
  • Liver cancer Inherited diseases, such as hemochromatosis and Wilson disease Symptoms of liver disease can vary, but they often include swelling of the abdomen and legs, bruising easily, changes in the color of your stool and urine, and jaundice , or yellowing[medlineplus.gov]
  • Biliary atresias present with cholestatic jaundice starting after the first 2 weeks of life and may eventually cause biliary cirrhosis and liver failure.[oxfordmedicine.com]
  • In babies who respond well, jaundice and other symptoms usually disappear after several weeks.[liverfoundation.org]
  • […] adenoma, focal nodular hyperplasia) Hemangioma Hepatocellular carcinoma Congenital liver disorders (Caroli disease) Drug-induced liver disease Fatty liver disease Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis Hepatitis B and C viruses Jaundice[swedish.org]
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  • Some infections cause flu-like symptoms of fever, headache, and weakness. Diagnosis Liver function tests, sometimes called a liver panel, measure various enzymes, proteins, and waste products in the blood.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]


  • The underlying disorder can have a significant effect on morbidity and mortality in both mother and fetus, and a diagnostic workup should be initiated promptly.[clevelandclinicmeded.com]
Enlargement of the Spleen
  • People with congenital hepatic fibrosis have an enlarged liver and spleen (hepatosplenomegaly). The liver is also abnormally shaped.[ghr.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Other later symptoms, some due to complications, include: Reddened palms Loss of body hair Enlarged liver Enlarged spleen Appearance of thin, purplish-red, spidery looking blood vessels on the skin, especially around the navel Water retention and swelling[chp.edu]
  • […] liver or spleen Excess breast tissue Swollen abdomen, as a result of too much fluid Reddened palms Red spider-like blood vessels on the skin Small testicles Widened veins in the abdomen wall Yellow eyes or skin (jaundice) You may have the following tests[mountsinai.org]
  • Splenomegaly or enlargement of the spleen.[medicinenet.com]
Globulins Increased
  • Serum globulin increases in cirrhosis and in most liver disorders with an inflammatory component. Anemia is common and usually normocytic with a high RBC distribution width.[merckmanuals.com]
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Cirrhosis can be diagnosed with ultrasound, CT, and MRI, and these imaging modalities can also be used to evaluate for possible complications of cirrhosis, such as portal hypertension or hepatocellular carcinoma.[radiopaedia.org]
  • carcinoma Congenital liver disorders (Caroli disease) Drug-induced liver disease Fatty liver disease Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis Hepatitis B and C viruses Jaundice Liver disease/cirrhosis, end-stage Metabolic liver disease[swedish.org]
  • Liver transplantation is indicated for patients with end-stage liver disease or hepatocellular carcinoma.[merckmanuals.com]
  • Case presentation We report the case of a 27-year-old Iranian woman with congenital hepatic fibrosis leading to cirrhosis and subsequently hepatocellular carcinoma.[jmedicalcasereports.biomedcentral.com]
  • carcinoma ) Mental confusion, change in the level of consciousness, or coma ( hepatic encephalopathy ) When to Contact a Medical Professional Call your provider if you develop symptoms of cirrhosis.[mountsinai.org]


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  • Management and treatment There is no cure for congenital atransferrinemia.[orpha.net]
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  • The aim of treatment after surgery is to encourage normal growth and development. If bile flow is good, the child is given a regular diet.[liverfoundation.org]
  • Treatment of the mother is supportive. Passive immunoprophylaxis should be given to the newborn.[clevelandclinicmeded.com]


  • Prognosis With proper treatment the prognosis is good but due to the small number of patients, long-term complications remain unknown. . The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only.[orpha.net]
  • Prognosis depends on the type of atresia: (1) intrahepatic—both nonsyndromic (with cirrhosis usually developing in late childhood, and fatal without liver transplantation) and syndromic (e.g. Alagille’s syndrome, due to mutation in the ...[oxfordmedicine.com]
  • Early recognition is particularly important in neonates and infants because a delay in diagnosis may have a negative effect on the prognosis.[pedsinreview.aappublications.org]
  • What is the prognosis for portal hypertension? Portal hypertension is a complication of an underlying liver disease.[medicinenet.com]
  • Patients who continue to drink alcohol, even small amounts, have a very poor prognosis.[merckmanuals.com]


  • Imaging is not reliable enough to differentiate between various underlying etiologies.[radiopaedia.org]
  • […] structures numerous epithelium-lined structures of biliary origin elongated and cystic spaces lined by regular biliary epithelium central or peripheral localization in the portal space luminal inspissated bile /- cholangitis associated Caroli disease Etiology[humpath.com]
  • Etiology Congenital atransferrinemia is due to mutations in the TF gene (3q21) encoding TF, a blood protein necessary for the proper transport of iron to the liver, spleen, and bone marrow.[orpha.net]
  • [Etiology of portal hypertension in children]. Rev Int Hepatol. 1962; 12 :861–868. [ PubMed ] [ Google Scholar ] KERNEIS JP, de FERRON, GORDEEF A, de FERRON [Fibroangio-adenomatosis of the liver with portal hypertension. II. Pathological anatomy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Etiology of cirrhosis in pregnancy is similar to that in the nonpregnant state and commonly includes alcohol and viral hepatitis C and B. Cirrhosis can affect ovulation and cause infertility.[clevelandclinicmeded.com]


  • This problem motivated one of the authors to establish a new model of disaster epidemiology.[books.google.com]
  • Summary Epidemiology The prevalence is unknown. To date, there have been 16 reported cases from 14 families. Clinical description Disease onset usually occurs in infancy or early childhood. Only one reported patient was diagnosed at the age of 20.[orpha.net]
  • Epidemiology Frequency International Congenital hepatic fibrosis is a rare autosomal recessive disease; the exact incidence and prevalence are not known.[emedicine.medscape.com]
Sex distribution
Age distribution


  • Congenital hepatic fibrosis and Caroli’s disease closely resemble each other pathophysiologically, in that both occur as a result of ductal plate malformation.[omicsonline.org]
  • Symptoms, which may be early or late, are mostly related to an associated portal hypertension. [2, 5] Pathophysiology Congenital hepatic fibrosis results from a malformation of the ductal plate (the embryological precursor of the biliary system), secondary[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • There are no clinical markers that predict the course of a pregnancy and the pathophysiologic mechanisms are not always understood, but knowledge and management of the preconception liver disease and efficacious pre-pregnancy and prenatal care are essential[clevelandclinicmeded.com]


  • Based on this information, strategies are discussed that are aimed at the prevention, early diagnosis and therapy of chronic liver diseases, thus preventing their progression to cirrhosis and its complications, including HCC development.[books.google.com]
  • More importantly, a preventive active vaccine against hepatitis A is available, and is often used as a preventative mechanism for staff in day-care centres or health settings.[health24.com]
  • […] of the liver that can’t be prevented, but the type that is caused by long-term alcohol abuse or drug abuse certainly can.[sepsis.org]
  • Preventive Cardiology Clinic (Lipid Clinic): A preventive cardiology program that serves patients who have elevated lipid levels and hypertension.[childrenshospital.org]
  • Can portal hypertension be prevented? Some liver diseases due to inborn errors of metabolism like copper and iron cannot be prevented. The same can be said with congenital anatomy problems.[medicinenet.com]

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