primary biliary cirrhosis


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Related to primary biliary cirrhosis: secondary biliary cirrhosis, Primary sclerosing cholangitis

primary biliary cirrhosis

n. Abbr. PBC
A chronic inflammatory disease of the liver in which the bile ducts are gradually destroyed and cirrhosis develops, thought to be an autoimmune disorder.
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Rachel Powell, from Ebbw Vale, has a rare liver condition known as Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC).
Title: NGM282, A Novel Variant of FGF19, Demonstrates Biologic Activity in Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Patients with an Incomplete Response to Ursodeoxycholic Acid: Results of a Phase 2 Multicenter, Randomized, Double Blinded, Placebo Controlled Trial (Oral presentation 106)Session: Presidential Plenary - Clinical, Room 3000Presenter: Marlyn Mayo, M.
THIS RESEARCH IS REALLY IMPORTANT, SAYS SUFFERER FIONA MOTHER-OF-ONE Fiona Hale knows how difficult it is to cope with primary biliary cirrhosis.
Women with primary biliary cirrhosis outnumber men by approximately 10:1, and most are older than 50 years at disease onset.
A 47-year-old woman was referred to us for follow-up of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC).
Additional markers of liver disease Marker Associated disease Antimitochondrial antibody (AMA) Primary biliary cirrhosis Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) Hepatocellular carcinoma (high probability when levels >400 ng/dl Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody Primary sclerosing cholangitis (p-ANCA) Antismooth muscle antibody (ASMA) Autoimmune hepatitis Ceruloplasmin Wilson's disease
Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA), the only approved medication to treat primary biliary cirrhosis, also helps improve pruritus in patients with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy.
Three of the seven articles in this collection summarize current knowledge about the incidence and causal pathogens of liver abscess in cirrhotic patients, the genetic basis of primary biliary cirrhosis, and tropical diseases that can lead to liver cirrhosis.
Xanthomas may be a symptom of underlying metabolic disorders including diabetes, primary biliary cirrhosis and hypothyroidism.
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and primary biliary cirrhosis are the most common liver diseases coinciding with pSS.
I suspect that what your doctor has detected is a condition called Primary Biliary Cirrhosis which is a form of cirrhosis unrelated to alcohol consumption.