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Introduction: PBC

Description of PBC

PBC (medical condition): Primary biliary cirrhosis is a chronic and progressive cholestatic disease...more »

See also:

Primary biliary cirrhosis:
  »Introduction: Primary biliary cirrhosis
  »Symptoms of Primary biliary cirrhosis
  »Causes of Primary biliary cirrhosis
  »Tests for Primary biliary cirrhosis
  »Treatments for Primary biliary cirrhosis

PBC: a form of biliary cirrhosis in which small intrahepatic ducts are destroyed while the major intra and extra hepatic ducts remain patent; most patients are middle aged females and have circulating antimitochondrial antibodies.
Source: Diseases Database

PBC: Related Topics

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PBC: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

PBC is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that PBC, or a subtype of PBC, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

PBC as a Disease

PBC: Another name for Primary biliary cirrhosis (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Primary biliary cirrhosis
  »Symptoms of Primary biliary cirrhosis
  »Causes of Primary biliary cirrhosis
  »Treatments for Primary biliary cirrhosis

PBC: Related Diseases

PBC: PBC is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of PBC

Some of the causes of PBC are included in the list below:

  • Unknown etiology
  • Genetic factors
  • Autoimmune in nature

Symptoms of PBC (Primary biliary cirrhosis)

Some of the symptoms of PBC incude:

Treatments for PBC (Primary biliary cirrhosis)

Treatments for PBC (Primary biliary cirrhosis) include:

  • Vitamin supplements
  • Calcium supplements
  • Hormone therapy
  • Symptomatic medicinations
  • The goals of treatment are to slow the progression rate of the disease and to alleviate the symptoms (eg, pruritus, osteoporosis, sicca syndrome). Liver transplantation appears to be the only life-saving procedure

Treatment of PBC: For more treatment information about PBC, see treatment of Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)

PBC: Article Excerpts about Primary biliary cirrhosis

Primary biliary cirrhosis is a liver disease that slowly destroys the bile ducts in the liver. Bile, a substance that ... (Source: excerpt from Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: NIDDK)

PBC: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to PBC:

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Terms Similar to PBC:

Source: Diseases Database

Source - NIH

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