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Primary Biliary Cholangitis – PBC is a slow, progressive, rare liver disease that affects mainly women 35-60 years old. There is no cure; however those who respond to treatment will have a normal life expectancy. Left untreated PBC may lead to the need for a liver transplant.  Find out more about PBC.

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PBC Quiz

Primary Biliary Cholangitis used to be known as

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Correct
Fatty Liver
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
In 2015 the name was changed from Primary Biliary Cirrhosis to Primary Biliary Cholangitis. Fewer patients are now living with cirrhosis from PBC because they are diagnosed earlier and receive better treatment.

PBC affects more women than men by a ratio of

2:1
5:1
9:1 Correct.
For every 9 women, there is 1 man with PBC

Fatigue is one of the main symptoms of PBC. Other symptoms include:

Itchiness
Dry eyes and mouth
Upper right side pain
All of the above Correct.
PBC fatigue may come on unexpectedly even with adequate sleep.

Although there is no cure for PBC, its progression may be slowed by:

Aspirin
Ursodeoxycholic Acid Correct.
Prednisone
For individuals who do not respond to ursodeoxycholic acid, there is second treatment option, obetacholic acid. More treatments are being developed and tested in clinical trials.

Although rare, PBC is the most common autoimmune liver disease.

True Correct.
False
Other autoimmune liver diseases are Autoimmune Hepatitis and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis.

 

Do you have PBC

Yes
No

 

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