Role of auto-antibodies for the diagnosis of chronic cholestatic liver diseases.

Auto-antibodies are an integral part of the diagnostic armentarium in chronic cholestatic liver disorders, such as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC),auto-immune cholangitis, or overlap syndromes among these disorders. However, care should be taken not to overestimate the diagnostic specificity. Auto-antibodies to… CONTINUE READING