, Volume 155, Issue 2, pp 87-90

Paucity of intrahepatic bile ducts, solitary kidney and atrophic pancreas with diabetes mellitus: Atypical Alagille syndrome?

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A child with the tentative diagnosis of Alagille syndrome is reported. Additional renal abnormalities are unilateral kidney agenesis and a kidney with subcortical cysts with decreased function. At the age of 5 years, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus developed, with the pancreas being atrophic and negative pancreatic islet cell antibodies.


This observation extends the picture of Alagille syndrome and suggests an overlap with renal-hepatic-pancreatic dysplasia (Iyemark syndrome).