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What are symptoms of low gamma-GT intrahepatic cholestasis?

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The symptoms usually start showing up when your baby is about 3 months old, though sometimes they might not appear for several years.

The most common problem that kids with the disease have is frequent itching. The itching can be especially bad around the ears and eyes.

Other possible symptoms are:

  • Jaundice, which causes the skin and the whites of the eyes to look yellow
  • Diarrhea or pale, greasy stool
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Discolored teeth
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Delayed growth
  • Gallstones

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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