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Primary Biliary Cholangitis

Names

Primary biliary cholangitis (formerly primary biliary cirrhosis)
PCB

Description

Primary biliary cholangitis is chronic disease in which the bile ducts of the liver are slowly destroyed due to inflammation with progressive scarring.

Bloggers

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Prevalence

39.2 per 100,000 persons

Typical Age of onset

Ages 30-60

Symptoms

Early Symptoms

●      Fatigue

●      Itchy skin

●      Dry eyes and mouth

Late Symptoms

●      Pain in upper right abdomen

●      Bone, muscle, or joint pain

●      Swollen feet and ankles

●      Buildup of fluid in abdomen due to liver failure

●      Fatty deposits on skin around eyes, eyelids, or in the creases of the palms, soles, elbows or knees

●      Jaundice

●      Hyperpigmentation

●      Osteoporosis

●      High cholesterol

●      Diarrhea

●      Underactive thyroid

●      Weight loss