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Can primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) cause a buildup of toxins in the brain?

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When your liver can't remove toxins from your blood, they could build up in your brain. You might notice problems with memory and concentration. It may also cause confusion, sleep problems, and personality shifts. It can become so serious that you wind up in a coma. This condition is called hepatic encephalopathy.

SOURCES:

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

Mayo Clinic: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: Complications."

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

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 12, 2019

SOURCES:

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

Mayo Clinic: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: Complications."

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

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 12, 2019

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