Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (cont.)
Dennis Lee, MD
Dr. Lee was born in Shanghai, China, and received his college and medical training in the United States. He is fluent in English and three Chinese dialects. He graduated with chemistry departmental honors from Harvey Mudd College. He was appointed president of AOA society at UCLA School of Medicine. He underwent internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
In this Article
- What is primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)?
- How common is primary sclerosing cholangitis?
- What causes primary sclerosing cholangitis?
- What are the symptoms of primary sclerosing cholangitis?
- What are the complications of primary sclerosing cholangitis?
- How is the diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis made?
- How is primary sclerosing cholangitis treated?
- Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis At A Glance
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Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis At A Glance
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a chronic, progressive disease of the liver.
- The cause of primary sclerosing cholangitis is not known though an immune cause is suspected in at least
a minority of patients.
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis has a strong association with ulcerative colitis and cancer of the bile
- The primary symptoms of primary sclerosing cholangitis are due to obstruction of the bile ducts and
cirrhosis of the liver.
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis is diagnosed on the basis of abnormal blood tests and radiologic imaging
of the bile ducts.
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis is treated with medications, endoscopy, and liver transplantation.
Last Editorial Review: 11/21/2007
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