Alagille Syndrome

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Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

26 Feb 2022

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26 Feb 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

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Activity Description

Alagille syndrome (ALGS) is a multisystem autosomal dominant disorder with a wide variety of clinical manifestations. It is also known as arteriohepatic dysplasia, Alagille-Watson syndrome, Watson-Miller syndrome or syndromic bile duct paucity. The clinical manifestations are variable, even within the same family, and commonly include hepatic (cholestasis, characterized by bile duct paucity on liver biopsy), cardiac (primarily involving the pulmonary arteries), skeletal (butterfly vertebrae), ophthalmologic (posterior embryotoxon), and facial abnormalities. Alagille syndrome can range from a subclinical presentation to a life-threatening condition, with a mortality rate of up to 10%. This activity reviews the evaluation and treatment of Alagille syndrome, and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in evaluating and treating patient with this condition.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the epidemiology of Alagille syndrome.
  • Describe the expected history and physical findings in patients with Alagille syndrome.
  • Explain the treatment and management options available for patients with Alagille syndrome.
  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to Alagille Syndrome

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