Calling all Alagille families! Our friends at Mirum are hosting a free webinar opportunity August 7. Hear from other Alagille families as well as Dr. Lee Bass, Clinical Practice Director and Director of Endoscopy, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Alagille syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that causes a buildup of bile in the system due to having too few bile ducts to drain it. It is a condition that affects multiple organs, including the liver, heart, kidneys, and bones.
Symptoms of Alagille syndrome may vary, but can include jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), pale stools, dark urine, poor weight gain, and itching. The condition can also cause heart defects, kidney problems, and skeletal abnormalities.
Diagnosis of Alagille syndrome involves a physical exam, blood tests, and imaging studies to assess liver function and check for other signs of the condition. Genetic testing can confirm the diagnosis.
Treatment of Alagille syndrome focuses on managing symptoms and complications. In some cases, medication may be used to help reduce itching and improve liver function. Surgery may also be necessary to correct heart defects or bile duct abnormalities.
To register, call 1-855-233-1189 or visit https://mirumprograms.com/
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