PBC

Alternative names
Primary biliary cirrhosis

Definition
Primary biliary Cirrhosis is an inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the bile ducts of the liver resulting in narrowing and obstruction of the flow of bile. This obstruction damages liver cells.

Also check Primary biliary cirrhosis

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Last revised: December 6, 2012
by Simon D. Mitin, M.D.

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