Alagille Syndrome (ALGS)

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Hagit Baris-Feldman

Israel Emerges as Global Powerhouse in Rare Disease Research

TEL AVIV, Israel — On the 6th floor of Schneider Children’s Hospital in the Tel Aviv suburb of Petah Tikva, 30 children with Alagille syndrome and 2 with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D) receive specialized treatment from a trio of pediatric hepatologists. Across town, at Sheba Medical Center’s Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital, pediatric…
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Alagille Syndrome Alliance Leads Fight to Treat Rare Liver Disease

In August of 2003, Roberta Smith of East Tawas, Michigan, gave birth to twin daughters. It was immediately obvious that one of the girls, Cloe, was seriously ill. Jaundiced and plagued by incessant itching, the infant was diagnosed with Alagille syndrome 2 weeks later. Cloe’s disease is exceedingly rare, affecting roughly 1 in 30,000 to…
pediatric ALGS

Where We Are in ALGS: A Pediatric Gastroenterologist’s Perspective

Although we are making headway in understanding and treating people living with Alagille Syndrome (ALGS) — a rare genetic disorder that manifests in a variety of ways — several questions remain. Here, Henry C. Lin, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Oregon Health & Science University, shares his perspective…

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