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  • Primary biliary cholangitis (previously known as primary biliary cirrhosis) is characterised by the chronic inflammation and scarring of the bile ducts within the liver. 
  • For reasons unknown, the immune system attacks the cells that line the bile ducts.
  • Women are 10 times more likely to develop PBC than men.
  • There is no cure, but treatment can help slow the progression of disease and ease associated symptoms.

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Reviewed on: 21-05-2020