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Causes of Primary sclerosing cholangitis

List of causes of Primary sclerosing cholangitis

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Primary sclerosing cholangitis) that could possibly cause Primary sclerosing cholangitis includes:

  • The mechanisms responsible for the development of PSC are unknown

Primary sclerosing cholangitis Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Primary sclerosing cholangitis: More common in women....more »

Gender Ratio of Primary sclerosing cholangitis: male predominance - 70%...more »

Primary sclerosing cholangitis: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Primary sclerosing cholangitis, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Primary sclerosing cholangitis:

Primary sclerosing cholangitis: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Primary sclerosing cholangitis: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Primary sclerosing cholangitis as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Primary sclerosing cholangitis as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Primary sclerosing cholangitis. Our database lists the following as having Primary sclerosing cholangitis as a complication of that condition:

What causes Primary sclerosing cholangitis?

Causes: Primary sclerosing cholangitis: Unknown, perhaps viral, bacterial or immune-related.
Researchers do not know what causes PSC. Among the theories under investigation are the possible role of bacteria, viruses, and immune system problems. PSC appears to be associated with ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease. (Source: excerpt from Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: NIDDK)

Related information on causes of Primary sclerosing cholangitis:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Primary sclerosing cholangitis may be found in:


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