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My mother has biliary cirrhosis. Should I be worried for what this means?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Family risks of PBC
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 +/- jaundice, RUQ pain.

In brief: Family risks of PBC
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 +/- jaundice, RUQ pain.
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