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pale stools (neonatal)

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Acholic stools in the neonatal period are pale, clay coloured, and are an important indicator of an obstructed biliary tree. The most important aetiology of this is biliary atresia, in that early intervention can improve prognosis, but acholic stools may result from a variety of other causes of neonatal liver dysfunction.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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