Hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis in primary biliary cirrhosis: what is the risk?

  title={Hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis in primary biliary cirrhosis: what is the risk?},
  author={Jeffrey S. Crippin and Keith D Lindor and Roberta Jorgensen and Bruce A. Kottke and Joseph S. Harrison and P. A. Murtaugh and E. Rolland Dickson},
  volume={15 5},
Hypercholesterolemia is commonly associated with primary biliary cirrhosis. In the general population, elevated serum cholesterol is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. The relative risk has been poorly defined in primary biliary cirrhosis patients with hyperlipidemia. In addition, the hyperlipidemic state seen with primary biliary cirrhosis has not been well studied. We prospectively observed 312 patients with primary biliary cirrhosis for a median of 7.4 yr. During this… CONTINUE READING


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