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Idiopathic Neonatal Hepatitis or Extrahepatic Biliary Atresia? The Role of Liver Biopsy

Idiopathic Neonatal Hepatitis or Extrahepatic Biliary Atresia? The Role of Liver Biopsy

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Title: Idiopathic Neonatal Hepatitis or Extrahepatic Biliary Atresia? The Role of Liver Biopsy
Author: Kheir, Abdelmoneim E M.; Ahmed, Wisal M A .; Gaber, Israa; Gafer, Sara M A.; Yousif, Badreldin M.
Abstract: Cholestasis in early infancy represents a diagnostic dilemma and most of these infants suffer either from extrahepatic biliary atresia or idiopathic neonatal hepatitis. Differentiation between the two conditions may be extremely difficult both clinically and biochemically, and a diagnostic liver biopsy is usually required. We report on a Sudanese infant who presented at the age of 4 weeks with prolonged cholestatic jaundice, abdominal ultrasound was inconclusive, HIDA scan was suggestive of extrahepatic biliary atresia and the diagnosis of idiopathic neonatal hepatitis was only reached by liver biopsy. The infant made full recovery on supportive treatment during a one year follow up period.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/26002


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