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Factors involved in Primary biliary cirrhosis

Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), a rare disease of the liver, has been linked to urinary tract infections, estrogen replacement therapy, tobacco smoking, and nail polish in a study that examined the affect of environment on genetically vulnerable people. Individuals were mainly women and typically had familial history of PBC or Sjogren’s syndrome, both diseases of which are autoimmune. Not having a pregnancy was found to be protective.

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About: Factors involved in Primary biliary cirrhosis

Date: 1 November 2005

Source: EurekAlert

URL: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-11/jws-cop110105.php

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