Management of primary biliary cirrhosis. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases practice guidelines.

@article{Heathcote2000ManagementOP,
  title={Management of primary biliary cirrhosis. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases practice guidelines.},
  author={Elizabeth Jenny Heathcote},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={1005-13}
}
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a presumed autoimmune disease of the liver, which predominantly affects women once over the age of 20 years. Most cases are diagnosed when asymptomatic (60%). The antimitochondrial antibody is present in serum in most, but not in all, patients with PBC. The disease generally progresses slowly but survival is less than an age- and gender-matched general population. The symptomatic patient may have fatigue, generalized pruritus, portal hypertension, osteoporosis… CONTINUE READING
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