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Asymptomatic primary biliary cirrhosis: clinical features, prognosis, and symptom progression in a large population based cohort.

Authors
  • Prince, M I
  • Chetwynd, A
  • Craig, W L
  • Metcalf, J V
  • James, O F W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gut
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2004
Volume
53
Issue
6
Pages
865–870
Identifiers
PMID: 15138215
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although asymptomatic PBC is less severe at diagnosis than symptomatic disease, it is not associated with a better prognosis, possibly due to an increase in non-hepatic deaths. The reasons for this are unclear but may reflect confounding by other risk factors or surveillance bias. These findings have important implications for future treatment strategies.

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