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What are non-surgery treatments for low gamma-GT intrahepatic cholestasis?

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There's no single treatment for low gamma-GT intrahepatic cholestasis, but there are a variety of steps that can ease the symptoms and slow down the liver damage that happens as the condition goes on.

  • Small children may get special formula that has a form of fat that's easier for the body to absorb.
  • Drugs that ease symptoms like long-term itching
  • Vitamin supplements that help replace nutrients the liver doesn't store on its own

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Low Gamma-GT Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "The Digestive System & How it Works."

National Library of Medicine: "How does the liver work?"

National Library of Medicine, Genetics Home Reference: "Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis."

Children's Liver Disease Foundation: "Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis."

Childhood Liver Disease Research Network: "What is Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC)?"

Cincinnati Children's Health Center: "Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis."

California Pacific Medical Center: "MELD and the Waiting List for Liver Transplant."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 12, 2018

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Low Gamma-GT Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "The Digestive System & How it Works."

National Library of Medicine: "How does the liver work?"

National Library of Medicine, Genetics Home Reference: "Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis."

Children's Liver Disease Foundation: "Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis."

Childhood Liver Disease Research Network: "What is Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC)?"

Cincinnati Children's Health Center: "Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis."

California Pacific Medical Center: "MELD and the Waiting List for Liver Transplant."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 12, 2018

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