Immune-mediated diseases in primary sclerosing cholangitis.

@article{Lamberts2011ImmunemediatedDI,
  title={Immune-mediated diseases in primary sclerosing cholangitis.},
  author={Laetitia E. Lamberts and Marcel Janse and Elizabeth B. Haagsma and Arie P. van den Berg and Rinse Karel Weersma},
  journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2011},
  volume={43 10},
  pages={802-6}
}
BACKGROUND Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a chronic cholestatic liver disease. An immune aetiology is suggested by associations between PSC and inflammatory bowel disease. Data on concomitant prevalence of other immune-mediated diseases is limited. AIM To assess the prevalence of concomitant immune-mediated diseases and the impact on disease outcome in PSC. METHODS We included 241 patients and retrospectively reviewed medical charts. RESULTS Altogether 172 (71.4%) patients had… CONTINUE READING

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