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dc.contributor.authorMortimore, Gerri
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-16T15:42:12Z
dc.date.available2019-07-16T15:42:12Z
dc.date.issued2019-06
dc.identifier.citationMortimore, G. (2019) 'Primary Biliary Cholangitis: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment'. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 17(5), pp. 5-11 (supplement).en_US
dc.identifier.issn14795248
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623990
dc.description.abstractPrimary biliary cholangitis (PBC), previously known as primary biliary cirrhosis, is a chronic but progressive disease that, over many years, causes damage to bile ducts, leading to cholestasis and, in some patients, cirrhosis. The rate at which PBC progresses varies from person to person, but significant damage takes decades to occur. It predominately affects women aged 40–60 years with a female to male ratio of 9:1, but can affect anyone from the age of 20. There is no cure for PBC other than liver transplant, but medications can be given to slow down disease progression and for the treatment of symptoms. Health professionals should monitor for complications, including the development of osteoporosis, vitamin deficiencies and liver cirrhosis, which caries the associated complications of portal hypertension, varices and ascites.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMA Healthcareen_US
dc.subjectprimary biliary cholangitisen_US
dc.subjectprimary biliary cirrhosisen_US
dc.subjectdiagnosisen_US
dc.subjectsymptomsen_US
dc.subjecttreatmenten_US
dc.titlePrimary biliary cholangitis: symptoms, diagnosis and treatmenten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalGastrointestinal Nursingen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-03-31
dc.author.detail782817en_US


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