Other Names for this Disease
- Alagille-Watson syndrome
- Arteriohepatic dysplasia
- Cardiovertebral syndrome
- Cholestasis with peripheral pulmonary stenosis
- Hepatic ductular hypoplasia
Research studies report that 75 percent of children diagnosed with Alagille syndrome live to at least 20 years of age. Because of improvements in liver and heart therapies, this survival rate is increasing. Many adults with Alagille syndrome who improve with treatment lead normal, productive lives. Deaths in people with Alagille syndrome are most often caused by liver failure, heart problems, and blood vessel abnormalities.
- Alagille Syndrome. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC). February 2012; http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/alagille/. Accessed 11/1/2012.