Monday, August 20, 2012

Let's help with Little Iko's liver transplant

Iko Lyle Erin Cuenco was diagnosed with billiary cirrhosis He needs a liver transplant which will be done in taiwan. Let's give little Iko a chance to experience life and love.

Billiary atresia is a rare congenital pediatric liver disease in which the common bile duct between the liver and small intestine is blocked or absent, so bile is unable to drain and backs up into the liver.

Infants with Billiary Atresia present with progressive cholestasis, malabsorption of nutrients with possible effects on growth and weight gain, fat-soluble vitamin defiencies, hyperlipidemia, and eventually cirrhosis of the liver with portial hypertension.

The causeof this disease is unknown, and it affects about 1 in 15,000 newborns. The only effective treatments are certain surgeries such as the kasai procedure and liver transplantation.

1 comment:

  1. I know this was posted along time ago but were y'all able to have the surgery?