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Hereditary North American Indian childhood cirrhosis

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Prevalence <1 / 1 000 000
Inheritance Autosomal recessive
Age of onset Infancy
  • K74.6
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Disease definition

Hereditary North American Indian childhood cirrhosis is a severe autosomal recessive intrahepatic cholestasis that has only been described in aboriginal children from northwestern Quebec. Manifesting first as transient neonatal jaundice, the disease evolves into periportal fibrosis and cirrhosis during a period ranging from childhood to adolescence.

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