inflammation of the bile ducts
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is an inflammatory disease of the bile duct, which leads to cholestasis (blockage of bile transport to the gut). Bile is necessary for the absorption of dietary fat. Blockage of the bile duct leads to accumulation, damages the liver (leading to jaundice) and eventually causes liver failure. PSC is considered an autoimmune disease.
Cholangitis as related to Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis - Wikipedia
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a disease of the bile ducts that causes inflammation and obliterative fibrosis of bile ducts inside and/or outside of the liver.
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- Primary sclerosing cholangitis - PubMed Central (PMC)
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