Hispanics with primary biliary cirrhosis are more likely to have features of autoimmune hepatitis and reduced response to ursodeoxycholic acid than non-Hispanics.

@article{Levy2014HispanicsWP,
  title={Hispanics with primary biliary cirrhosis are more likely to have features of autoimmune hepatitis and reduced response to ursodeoxycholic acid than non-Hispanics.},
  author={Cynthia Levy and J. Ramakrishna Naik and Christin Giordano and Amar B Mandalia and Christopher B O'brien and Kalyan Ram Bhamidimarri and Eugene R Schiff and Paul Martin},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={12 8},
  pages={1398-405}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a cholestatic disease that predominantly affects middle-aged Caucasian women. Studies have suggested that PBC has a more aggressive course in individuals of Hispanic ancestry. We investigated the clinical presentation and progression of PBC in an ethnically diverse population. METHODS We performed a… CONTINUE READING