Jaundice pp 313-324 | Cite as

Biliary Excretory Function and Excretory Patterns in Infantile Cryptogenic Cholestasis

  • M. M. Thaler
Part of the Hepatology book series (H, volume 2)


Cholestasis is the hallmark of all liver disease in infancy. Neonatal cholestatic jaundice occurs in conditions which differ widely in etiology and outcome, including heritable metabolic disorders (galactosemia, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, cystic fibrosis, storage diseases) and intrauterine infections (cytomegalic inclusion disease, syphilis, toxoplasmosis). In a large majority of infants with cholestasis, however, the underlying liver disorder is not readily apparent.


Biliary Atresia Choledochal Cyst Extrahepatic Bile Duct Bile Flow Fecal Excretion 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Thaler
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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