Alagille Syndrome (AGS) - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention

Alagille Syndrome (AGS) - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Which Doctor Should I Consult for Alagille Syndrome?

A: One should consult a family physician in order to detect the syndrome. The physician will request some diagnostic tests to confirm the condition.


Q: What are the different names for Alagille syndrome?

A: Arteriohepatic dysplasia, Alagille-Watson syndrome, and syndromic bile duct paucity are some of the other names for Alagille syndrome.

Q: What is the life expectancy of patients with Alagille syndrome?

A: Patients with Alagille syndrome can live normal lives with the appropriate treatment. Patients with liver transplants can lead healthy lives provided adequate medications are provided to maintain a healthy liver. Mortality is based on the organ affected and the degree of damage.