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Who is most likely to develop biliary cirrhosis?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: PBC--who gets it

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.

In brief: PBC--who gets it

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.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Joey Bluhm
Surgery

In brief: Alcoholics

Alcohol is the leading cause of cirrhosis or liver failure.
Hepatitis or liver infection with hepatitis c is probably 2nd. There is also an increasing incidence of liver failure from having a fatty liver due to obesity. There are numerous other rarer causes.

In brief: Alcoholics

Alcohol is the leading cause of cirrhosis or liver failure.
Hepatitis or liver infection with hepatitis c is probably 2nd. There is also an increasing incidence of liver failure from having a fatty liver due to obesity. There are numerous other rarer causes.
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