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Screening for biliary atresia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16924883     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Biliary atresia is a severe progressive cholangiopathy which leads to early liver cirrhosis and is uniformly fatal. Early surgical intervention (the Kasai procedure) is needed for an improved outcome. However, early recognition and diagnosis is not easy during the neonatal period because of the high incidence of neonatal jaundice, ill-informed and less than urgent appraisal of the clinical manifestations among jaundiced neonates. A mass screening program for biliary atresia using a stool color card was conducted in Taiwan from March 2002 (in 49 hospitals and clinics) to December 2003 (in 95 hospitals and clinics). The stool color card for infants has proved to be a sensitive and specific screening method for biliary atresia in infants younger than two months of age.
Mei-Hwei Chang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chang Gung medical journal     Volume:  29     ISSN:  2072-0939     ISO Abbreviation:  Chang Gung Med J     Publication Date:    2006 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-23     Completed Date:  2006-09-14     Revised Date:  2008-12-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088034     Medline TA:  Chang Gung Med J     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei.
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MeSH Terms
Biliary Atresia / diagnosis*,  etiology,  surgery
Mass Screening
Taiwan / epidemiology

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