Posts Tagged ‘pbc’

‘Deranged liver blood tests’ – diagnosing PBC

‘Deranged liver blood tests’ – diagnosing primary biliary cholangitis 22 October 2018 In the first of a new gastroenterology clinic series, Dr Amine Benmassaoud and Dr Emmanuel Tsochatzis discuss a case of unusual liver bloods Case A 54 year old lady with hypothyroidism on levothyroxine, osteopenia on calcium and vitamin D, and dry eyes on…

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What Is Primary biliary cholangitis?

Primary biliary cholangitis Bile duct damage Primary biliary cholangitis, previously called primary biliary cirrhosis, is a chronic disease in which the bile ducts in your liver are slowly destroyed. Bile is a fluid made in your liver. It aids with digestion and helps your body get rid of cholesterol, toxins and worn-out red blood cells.…

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What Is Primary Biliary Cirrhosis?

What Is Primary Biliary Cirrhosis? Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) is a chronic liver disease that slowly destroys the bile ducts within the liver (intrahepatic bile ducts). Liver inflammation over a period of years may cause scarring which leads to cirrhosis. PBC is NOT alcohol or drug related, and it is NOT contagious. The name “Primary…

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What is Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis?

What Is Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis? Primary sclerosing cholangitis is inflammation with progressive scarring and narrowing of the bile ducts in and outside the liver. Eventually, the ducts become blocked and then obliterated. Cirrhosis, liver failure, and sometimes bile duct cancer develop.  * Symptoms begin gradually and include worsening fatigue, itchiness, and, later, jaundice.  * An…

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