Biliary Atresia Study in Infants and Children (BASIC)

Official Title: Biliary Atresia Study in Infants and Children (BASIC)

Little is known about the factors that cause biliary atresia nor the factors that influence disease progression. The purpose of this 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.

NCT00345553
Observational
Yes

Contact Information:

Peter Whitington, MD; Sue Kelly, RN, BSN

312.227.4616; 312.227.3523