Positive antimitochondrial antibody but normal alkaline phosphatase: is this primary biliary cirrhosis?

@article{Mitchison1986PositiveAA,
  title={Positive antimitochondrial antibody but normal alkaline phosphatase: is this primary biliary cirrhosis?},
  author={H C Mitchison and Margaret Fiona Bassendine and Alex Hendrick and Mark K. Bennett and George Gwynne Bird and Alan M. Watson and Oliver F. W. James},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1986},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={1279-84}
}
Twenty-nine patients with a positive antimitochondrial antibody titer greater than or equal to 1/40, who were detected during screening for other autoimmune disease, are described who had a normal serum bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase and transaminase and who had no symptoms of liver disease at presentation. Liver biopsies in 12 of the 29 fulfilled diagnostic criteria for primary biliary cirrhosis; a further 12 were consistent with primary biliary cirrhosis, but only 2 were normal. There was a… CONTINUE READING

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