Biliary Atresia Study in Infants and Children
What is the goal of the study?
Little is known about neither the factors that cause biliary atresia (BA) nor the factors that influence disease progression. The purpose of this database study is to collect the pertinent clinical information, genetic material and body fluid samples to enable investigators to address the following aims: •To identify the gene or genes implicated in the etiology of BA; •To identify polymorphisms that may be important in disease progression such as HLA polymorphisms; •To characterize the natural history of the older, non-transplanted child with BA. Children with a confirmed diagnosis of biliary atresia who are 6 months to 20 year of age will be enrolled in this study.
Who can participate in the study?
Please contact the study team listed below to learn more.