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Biliary Atresia is a rare liver condition. It is a disease of the bile ducts that only affects infants. Biliary Atresia occurs in roughly 1 child per 10,000 births in the UK.
It means ducts in the liver become narrowed, blocked or are completely absent.
This causes bile to build up in the liver which results in scarring of the organ.
There is sadly no cure and the only effective treatments are surgeries such as the Kasai procedure or a liver transplant.
The main symptoms of Biliary Atresia are:
If you are concerned about your child experiencing any of the symptoms above please seek medical advice immediately.
The Children's Liver Disease Foundation are on hand to provide more information. You can visit their website using the link below.