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Liver Lowdown


Because February 28th is Rare Disease Day, the American Liver Foundation proudly dedicates this Liver Lowdown issue to those affected by rare liver diseases. This important day shines a spotlight on the challenges and victories of those with any disease in the United States that affects fewer than 200,000 people. In fact, some impact only a handful. Whether you’re one of the few or part of many affected by a liver disease, ALF salutes you. Here are descriptions of noteworthy rare liver diseases. Click on any for in-depth descriptions, including information on symptoms, treatment and how they’re diagnosed.


FEATURE

THE LIVER LOWDOWN FEBRUARY 2017 ISSUE RECOGNIZES RARE DISEASE DAY

The American Liver Foundation proudly dedicates this February 2017 Liver Lowdown to those affected by rare liver diseases. Learn more about some rare liver diseases here.


8 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

Chronic illnesses are challenging, and those affecting the liver are no exception. While research advances daily, there’s still much to learn. Discover eight important autoimmune facts here (including where to find information on clinical trials, vitamin D and more).


BILIARY ATRESIA MAKES THIS BABY A MENTOR

She’s a little over three years old and possibly the world’s youngest mentor. Learn what happened when this little girl was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia - a rare liver disease affecting infants - here.


NEW RESOURCES FOR PRIMARY BILIARY CHOLANGITIS

Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) may be a rare disease, but it’s one of the most talked-about topics across the American Liver Foundation’s social media channels. We’ve heard your feedback and are pleased to offer a range of new resources here.


ALPHA-1: A RESEARCH UPDATE

Alpha-1 is a genetic condition that can lead to serious lung and/or liver disease. But research may change that. Read more here.


SPRING INTO ACTION! LIVER LIFE WALKS® TAKE OFF NATIONWIDE IN APRIL

The American Liver Foundation’s signature Liver Life Walk® will defeat the winter doldrums, by springing into action nationwide starting April 8, 2017. Lace up your sneakers and amplify awareness and dollars on behalf of friends, neighbors and loved ones battling liver disease. These Walks are in over 30 cities, and you can find one here.


Check out past versions of the Liver Lowdown!

Page updated: March 1st, 2017