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Can a liver transplant help treat primary biliary cholangitis (PBC)?

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Treatments usually keep primary biliary cholangitis from getting worse. If they don’t, your liver could start to fail. If that happens, your doctor will discuss a liver transplant. In this surgery, your liver is removed and replaced with a healthy, donated liver. PBC can return even after a liver transplant, but it might take years.

From: PBC: What Are Your Treatment Options? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (Primary Biliary Cirrhosis) Treatment & Management."

Mayo Clinic: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: Treatment and drugs."

American Liver Foundation: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC, previously Primary Biliary Cirrhosis)."

American College of Gastroenterology: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis."

HealthyWomen: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) Diagnosis."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 06, 2017

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (Primary Biliary Cirrhosis) Treatment & Management."

Mayo Clinic: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: Treatment and drugs."

American Liver Foundation: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC, previously Primary Biliary Cirrhosis)."

American College of Gastroenterology: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis."

HealthyWomen: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) Diagnosis."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 06, 2017

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