Posts Tagged ‘cholangitis pbc primary sclerosing ascites bile biliary cirrhosis ducts’

‘Deranged liver blood tests’ – diagnosing primary biliary cholangitis

‘Deranged liver blood tests’ – diagnosing primary biliary cholangitis 22 October 2018 In the first of a new gastroenterology clinic series, Dr Amine Benmassaoud and Dr Emmanuel Tsochatzis discuss a case of unusual liver bloods       Case A 54 year old lady with hypothyroidism on levothyroxine, osteopenia on calcium and vitamin D, and…

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Long-term obeticholic acid treatment

Long-term obeticholic acid treatment leads to reversal or stabilization of fibrosis/cirrhosis in patients with PBC European Association For The Study Of The Liver 13 April 2018, Paris, France: The first results from the POISE biopsy sub-study have today confirmed that long-term treatment with obeticholic acid (OCA) leads to the reversal or stabilization of fibrosis/cirrhosis in…

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Vanishing Bile Duct Syndrome

Vanishing Bile Duct Syndrome Description.  Vanishing bile duct syndrome (VBDS) is a rare but serious outcome and complication of drug induced liver injury marked clinically by chronic cholestasis and histologically by loss of intrahepatic bile ducts.  VBDS typically occurs after a bout of severe cholestatic hepatitis, often with immunoallergic features. Latency to Onset.  VBDS is…

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