A 28-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: primary biliary cirrhosis diagnostic panel, comprehensive?
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General Surgery 20 years experience
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Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends: Different labs have different tests included in their "panels". Probably includes some liver function tests, sed rate, pt, ptt, and a lipid panel.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
What exactly is primary biliary cirrhosis?
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Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Liver disease: Primary biliary cirrhosis is an autoimmune liver disease seen most commonly in women in the 4th to 5th decade of life. It generally presents with unexplained itching and occasionally jaundice. It is frequently found on routing screening liver tests which may show an elevated alkaline phosphotase. Though not curable it is treatable and treatment slows the progression to cirrhosis.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
What differentiates primary biliary cirrhosis from other types of cirrhosis?
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Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Origin of disease: Primary biliary cirrhosis (pbc) is a disease of the bile ducts within the liver, rather than a disease of the liver itself. The bile ducts become inflamed and scar over time, which eventually leads to the development of cirrhosis. Ursodiol can delay this progression of disease, but sometimes a liver transplant is warranted.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Describe the features of biliary cirrhosis.?
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Specializes in Gastroenterology
Liver failure: There are many things that happen with cirrhosis, depending on how severe it is. These include confusion, bleeding from the GI tract, jaundice, fluid buildup in the belly, increased risk for liver cancer, and other symptoms.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
I know this dude who has biliary cirrhosis. What is that?
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Gastroenterology 39 years experience
PBC in dudes: 90% of pbc patients are female. Age ranges 20-80, but typically patients are 40-60. The disease is world-wide, & affects asians, caucasians, jews, african. Family clustering is common in sisters, twins, daughters, mothers. While environmental factors can't be ignored, a strong immunogenetic background for pbc that runs in families is suggested. Early sxs: fatigue, itching before jaundice, RUQ pain.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
What is the cause of primary biliary cirrhosis?
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General Surgery 39 years experience
Autoimmune: An autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks it's own liver.
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Last updated May 25, 2016
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