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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761167/phenotypic-spectrum-and-diagnostic-pitfalls-of-abcb4-deficiency-depending-on-age-of-onset
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Stephanie Barbara Schatz, Christoph Jüngst, Verena Keitel-Anselmo, Ralf Kubitz, Christina Becker, Patrick Gerner, Eva-Doreen Pfister, Imeke Goldschmidt, Norman Junge, Daniel Wenning, Stephan Gehring, Stefan Arens, Dirk Bretschneider, Dirk Grothues, Guido Engelmann, Frank Lammert, Ulrich Baumann
Genetic variants in the adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette subfamily B member 4 ( ABCB4 ) gene, which encodes hepatocanalicular phosphatidylcholine floppase, can lead to different phenotypes, such as progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC) type 3, low phospholipid-associated cholelithiasis, and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. The aim of this multicenter project was to collect information on onset and progression of this entity in different age groups and to assess the relevance of this disease for the differential diagnosis of chronic liver disease...
May 2018: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729773/surgical-outcomes-in-alagille-syndrome-and-pfic-a-single-institution-s-20-year-experience
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Celia D Flores, Yangyang R Yu, Tamir A Miloh, John Goss, Mary L Brandt
BACKGROUND: Alagille Syndrome (AGS) and Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC) are rare pediatric biliary disorders that lead to progressive liver disease. This study reviews our experience with the surgical management of these disorders over the last 20years. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of children diagnosed with AGS or PFIC from January 1996 to December 2016. Data collected included demographics, surgical intervention (liver transplant or biliary diversion), and complications...
May 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705274/early-onset-lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficiency-presenting-as-secondary-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-two-infants-treated-with-sebelipase-alfa
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Ermelinda Santos Silva, Maja Klaudel-Dreszler, Agnieska Bakuła, Teresa Oliva, Tereza Sousa, Paula Cristina Fernandes, Anna Tylki-Szymańska, Elena Kamenets, Esmeralda Martins, Piotr Socha
Two unrelated infants were diagnosed with and initially treated for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), but progressed to cholestasis and liver failure. Early onset lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (EO-LAL-D) was suspected due to lymphocytes with cytoplasmic vacuolation and/or adrenal calcifications and confirmed by enzymatic and genetic analysis. Enzyme replacement therapy with sebelipase alfa was implemented, but both children died, despite initial improvement. Since this inborn error of metabolism progresses rapidly in infants, early diagnosis is crucial, and appropriate treatment should be started as soon as possible...
April 25, 2018: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667721/diverse-manifestations-of-acute-sickle-cell-hepatopathy-in-pediatric-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-a-case-series
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Lydia H Pecker, Nidhi Patel, Susan Creary, Anil Darbari, Emily Riehm Meier, Deepika S Darbari, Ross M Fasano
The hepatic complications of sickle cell disease (SCD) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality in adults; children usually survive but may suffer significant sequelae. Few diagnostic tools differentiate the various hepatic manifestations of SCD. Why patients exhibit one hepatic pathology versus another is unclear. We report four pediatric patients with hemoglobin SS disease with diverse manifestations of acute hepatic involvement including acute sickle hepatic crisis, hepatic sequestration, sickle cell intrahepatic cholestasis, and a non-SCD cause of hepatopathy in a patient with viral hepatitis...
April 18, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659898/cholesterol-metabolism-is-enhanced-in-the-liver-and-brain-of-children-with-citrin-deficiency
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Satoshi Hirayama, Hironori Nagasaka, Akira Honda, Haruki Komatsu, Takahiro Kodama, Ayano Inui, Ichiro Morioka, Shunsaku Kaji, Tsuyoshi Ueno, Kenji Ihara, Mariko Yagi, Zenro Kizaki, Kazuhiko Bessho, Hiroki Kondou, Tohru Yorifuji, Hirokazu Tsukahara, Kazumoto Iijima, Takashi Miida
Context: Citrin-deficient infants present neonatal intrahepatic cholestasis caused by citrin deficiency (NICCD), which resolves at 12 months. Thereafter, they have normal liver function associated with hypercholesterolemia, and a preference for lipid-rich carbohydrate-restricted diets. However, some develop adult-onset type II citrullinemia (CTLN2), which is associated with metabolic abnormalities. Objectives: To identify the causes of hypercholesterolemia in citrin-deficient children post-NICCD...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610171/autoimmune-pancreatitis-and-ulcerative-rectocolitis-in-an-adolescent
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Elie Cousin, Ianis Cousin, Karim Aziz, Pascal Chailloux, Estelle Breton
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is rare in teenagers and difficult to diagnose. There are no clear and established diagnostic criteria in the pediatric population to distinguish subtype 1 and subtype 2. Here, we report the case of a 16-year-old white French teenager admitted to the pediatric emergency service with more than 1 year's history of pain originating from the epigastric and the right hypochondriac regions, with bloody diarrhea. After exclusion of pancreatic cancer and other common causes of acute pancreatitis, the diagnosis of AIP was suspected...
April 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610169/erythropoietic-protoporphyria-initial-diagnosis-with-cholestatic-liver-disease
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Amy Coffey, Daniel H Leung, Norma M Quintanilla
The porphyrias are a group of rare metabolic disorders that result from defects in heme biosynthesis. Erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) is the most common inherited porphyria in children and is diagnosed in most individuals after the onset of cutaneous manifestations. Hepatobiliary disease affects the minority of individuals with EPP and usually manifests in patients with an established diagnosis of EPP. We report on a classic but rare case of EPP that masqueraded as cholestasis. An 8-year-old boy was referred to the Hepatology Clinic after an abrupt onset of jaundice with a longstanding history of dermatitis...
April 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596181/chapter-6-0-history-of-paediatric-hepatology-in-espghan
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Martin Burdelski
Hepatology played an important role in ESPGAN from the beginning. In 1989, the Hepatology Committee was started. In the early 1990s H for hepatology was included in ESPGHAN. Hepatology Summer schools were held from 1995 and later monothematic conferences met the needs of many young ESPGHAN members. The role of ESPGHAN members in the progress of diagnostic and therapeutic measures in hepatitis B and C will be elucidated (Chapter 6.1) as well as the role of other ESPGHAN members in the understanding of immunological hepatic disorders of childhood (Chapter 6...
April 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551613/evaluation-of-vitamin-d-status-bone-mineral-density-and-dental-health-in-children-with-cholestasis
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Nashwa M Samra, Shaimaa Emad El Abrak, Hanaa H El Dash, Mona El Said El Raziky, Manal A El Sheikh
BACKGROUND: Hepatic osteodystrophy caused by vitamin D and calcium malabsorption is thought to develop in children with cholestatic liver disease leading to secondary hyperparathyroidism and rickets or osteomalacia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the dental and bone mineral densities and the serum level of vitamin D in cholestatic infants and children and to correlate this process with clinical and laboratory parameters. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study that include 50 patients presenting with cholestasis...
March 15, 2018: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543694/systematic-review-the-epidemiology-natural-history-and-burden-of-alagille-syndrome
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B M Kamath, A Baker, R Houwen, L Todorova, N Kerkar
BACKGROUND: Alagille syndrome (ALGS) is an inherited multisystem disorder typically manifesting as cholestasis, and potentially leading to end-stage liver disease and death. AIM: To perform the first systematic review of the epidemiology, natural history and burden of ALGS with a focus on the liver component. METHODS: Electronic databases and proceedings from key congresses were searched in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) 2009 guidelines...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29505478/retrospective-analysis-of-children-with-%C3%AE-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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Atakan Comba, Fatma Demirbaş, Gönül Çaltepe, Esra Eren, Ayhan G Kalayci
BACKGROUND: α-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency is the most frequently occurring genetic liver disorder. The association among classical α-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), chronic liver disease, and cirrhosis is common in adult patients but rare in children. AIM: To assess the clinical characteristics of children with AATD and to compare symptoms between homozygous and heterozygous children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 20 children who were found to have mutant Pi alleles...
March 2, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405447/nutritional-therapy-complications-in-children-with-ultra-short-bowel-syndrome-include-growth-deficiency-but-not-cholestasis
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Katarzyna Olszewska, Janusz Ksiazyk, Dariusz Kozlowski, Magdalena Pajdowska, Malgorzata Janusz, Maciej Jaworski
AIM: Children with ultra-short bowel syndrome (USBS) have not been extensively studied to date because the condition is rare. The aim of the study was to assess the nutritional status of children with USBS receiving home parenteral nutrition, using citrulline serum concentration and cholestasis. METHODS: We studied 17 patients with USBS, with a median age of 6.6 years and median duration of parenteral nutrition of 6.6 years. The study was carried out at The Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, from January 2014 to January 2015...
February 6, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392752/increased-expression-of-senescence-associated-cell-cycle-regulators-in-the-progression-of-biliary-atresia-an-immunohistochemical-study
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Motoko Sasaki, Fang-Ying Kuo, Chao-Cheng Huang, Paul E Swanson, Chao-Long Chen, Jiin-Haur Chuang, Matthew M Yeh
AIMS: Cellular senescence plays a role in tumour suppression and in the pathogenesis of various non-neoplastic diseases, including primary biliary cholangitis and other adult cholangiopathies. Less is known about the role of cellular senescence in cholangiopathies in children. With that in mind, we examined the expression of senescence-associated cell cycle regulators in biliary atresia, the most common form of paediatric obliterative cholangiopathy. METHODS AND RESULTS: The expression of senescence-associated cell cycle regulators (p16Ink4a and p21WAF 1/Cip1 ) and a ductular reaction related marker (neural cell adhesion molecule: NCAM) was examined in bile ducts and bile ductules in liver samples taken from the patients with biliary atresia [n = 80; including 23 samples at the time of the Kasai procedure (KP) and 63 obtained from the explanted liver (LT) (six cases with samples at both surgical stages of disease)] and from appropriate controls (n = 17)...
February 2, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391763/metal-stents-placement-for-refractory-pancreatic-duct-stricture-in-children
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In Sook Jeong, Sung Hee Lee, Seak Hee Oh, Do Hyun Park, Kyung Mo Kim
AIM: To evaluate the use of fully covered self-expandable metal stents (FCSEMSs) for pancreatic duct strictures in children with chronic pancreatitis. METHODS: Eight patients with refractory benign dominant stricture of the main pancreatic duct (MPD) were enrolled through chart reviews between December 2014 and June 2017 in a single center. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with placement of a 6-mm FCSEMS with dual flaps was performed. Endoscopic removal of FCSEMSs was performed with a snare or rat-tooth forceps...
January 21, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389827/detection-of-cytomegalovirus-in-liver-tissue-by-pcr-in-infants-with-neonatal-cholestasis
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Akshat Goel, Sneha Chaudhari, Jyoti Sutar, Gauri Bhonde, Sushmita Bhatnagar, Vainav Patel, Vikrant Bhor, Ira Shah
AIM: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is associated with neonatal cholestasis (NC). Diagnosis of CMV infection is most often based upon either positive blood CMV IgM or CMV blood PCR. Isolation of CMV in liver tissues in patients with NC has rarely been reported. This study was undertaken to see if CMV is present in liver tissues of patients with NC and evaluate the correlation between positive CMV PCR in liver tissue with the serology and blood PCR. METHODS: This study was conducted in 31 infants with NC from June 2015-Dec 2016...
January 31, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330965/intrahepatic-bile-duct-primary-cilia-in-biliary-atresia
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Roberta Frassetto, Filippo Parolini, Salvatore Marceddu, Giulia Satta, Valeria Papacciuoli, Maria Antonia Pinna, Alessandra Mela, Giannina Secchi, Grazia Galleri, Roberto Manetti, Luisa Bercich, Vincenzo Villanacci, Antonio Dessanti, Roberto Antonucci, Francesco Tanda, Daniele Alberti, Kathleen B Schwarz, Maria Grazia Clemente
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 13, 2018: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240010/well-preserved-renal-function-in-children-with-untreated-chronic-liver-disease
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Ulla B Berg, Antal Németh
OBJECTIVES: On the basis of studies with hepatorenal syndrome, it is widely regarded that renal function is impacted in chronic liver disease (CLD). Therefore, we investigated renal function in children with CLD. METHODS: In a retrospective study of 277 children with CLD, renal function was investigated as glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and effective renal plasma flow (ERPF), measured as clearance of inulin and para-amino hippuric acid or clearance of iohexol...
April 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174177/long-term-outcomes-of-six-patients-after-partial-internal-biliary-diversion-for-progressive-familial-intrahepatic-cholestasis
#18
Basak Erginel, Feryal Gun Soysal, Ozlem Durmaz, Alaattin Celik, Tansu Salman
BACKGROUND: Partial internal biliary diversion (PIBD) is an alternative approach for the treatment of devastating pruritus in patients with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC). In these patients quality of life can be improved and progression of liver disease can be delayed while waiting for liver transplantation. The aim of our study was to evaluate six patients with PFIC who have undergone PIBD in long-term follow-up. METHODS: Retrospective review of the records of six patients who underwent PIBD for PFIC between 2008 and 2010 was conducted to evaluate age, growth, clinical and laboratory studies for long-term outcome...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152259/prevalence-of-malnutrition-and-risk-of-undernutrition-in-hospitalised-children-with-liver-disease
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Ronghua Yu, Yizhong Wang, Yongmei Xiao, Lili Mo, Aishu Liu, Dan Li, Ting Ge, Guangjun Yu, Ting Zhang
Nutritional status of 380 hospitalised children aged from 1 month to 5 years with liver disease was evaluated in a single paediatric centre. The total prevalence of stunting (height-for-age Z (HAZ) < -2), underweight (weight-for-age Z (WAZ) < -2) and wasting (weight-for-height Z  < -2) was 9·8, 9·0 and 7·9 %, respectively. The overall nutritional risk (-2 ≤  Z  < -1) of stunting, underweight and wasting was 11·8, 12·9 and 12·6 %. The prevalence of undernutrition was significantly higher in children with cholestasis than children without cholestasis (stunting, 17·5 %/4·4 %, P  < 0·001, and underweight, 14·9 %/4·9 %, P  < 0·001)...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144045/the-triad-of-pruritus-xanthomas-and-cholestasis-two-cases-and-a-brief-review-of-the-literature
#20
Hadley J Pearson, Joy L Mosser, Stephanie K Jacks
When encountered in children, xanthomas are most commonly associated with a group of disorders known as familial hyperlipidemias. Aside from cosmetic concerns, these xanthomas are typically asymptomatic, but when generalized pruritus is a prominent associated symptom, clinicians should consider a different set of diagnoses that includes cholestasis of the liver. In this article we present two illustrative cases of children with cholestatic disease, pruritus, and xanthomas and discuss other disorders that may include this triad...
November 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
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