Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
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- Itchy skin
- Abdominal pain, especially in right upper abdomen
Signs of liver damage:
- Yellowing of the skin and/or eyes known as jaundice
- Spider veins
- Xanthelasma—yellow deposits around eyelids
American Liver Foundation http://www.liverfoundation.org
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse http://www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov
Canadian Digestive Health Foundation http://www.cdhf.ca
Canadian Liver Foundation http://www.liver.ca
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Primary biliary cirrhosis. American Liver Foundation website. Available at: http://www.liverfoundation.org/abouttheliver/info/pbc/. Updated October 4, 2011. Accessed May 28, 2013.
Primary biliary cirrhosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated February 11, 2013. Accessed May 28, 2013.
Primary biliary cirrhosis. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) website. Available at: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/primarybiliarycirrhosis/index.aspx. Updated April 30, 2012. Accessed May 28, 2013.
- Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD
- Review Date: 03/2014 -
- Update Date: 05/08/2014 -
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