A considerable number of metabolic diseases cause liver injury in infants and children. In many cases, the liver is the sole organ clinically affected by the metabolic disease. Some of the diseases are relatively common. For instance, α1-antitrypsin (α1-AT) deficiency affects approximately 1 in 1800 live births. Moreover, taken together, the genetic/metabolic liver diseases account for approximately 30% of the 600 children who undergo liver transplantation each year.
|Translated title of the contribution||The progress in pathogenesis and treatment of metabolic hepatopathies in infants (first part)|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1995|