Biliary atresia refers to condition where the bile ducts inside/outside the liver do not have normal openings/are obstructed.
WHY IS THIS A PROBLEM?
Bile will build up and can ultimately damage the liver.
WHAT MAKES US SUSPECT IT?
- Neonatal jaundice
- Light colored stools
- Hyperbilirubinemia: direct bilirubin can also be elevated in this condition.
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