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Posts Tagged ‘Primary Biliary Cirrhosis’

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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Fatigue in primary biliary cirrhosis

Fatigue in primary biliary cirrhosis Matilda Hale, patient1, Julia L Newton, professor of ageing and medicine2, David E J Jones, professor of liver immunology2 Author Affiliations Correspondence to: J L Newton Julia.Newton@newcastle.ac.uk Accepted 4 July 2012 This patient developed severe fatigue as a result of primary biliary cirrhosis in her 40s. She describes her frustration…

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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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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis – A MUST read!

What is PBC? Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a chronic (long duration) disease characterized by progressive inflammation and destruction of the small bile ducts within the liver. What are the bile ducts and what do they do? Lined with cells named biliary epithelial cells, the bile ducts are tubules that make up a plumbing system…

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