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Who is most likely to get primary biliary cholangitis?

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Only about 4 to 15 out of 1 million people get this condition. Most often, it affects women between ages 30 and 65. Sometimes it runs in families. You could be more likely to get it if you have a mom, dad, brother, or sister -- especially an identical twin -- with the disorder.

From: What Is Primary Biliary Cholangitis? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Liver Foundation: “Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis).”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Primary Biliary Cholangitis.” 

Merck Manual: “Overview of Gallbladder and Bile Duct Disorders.”

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Primary Biliary Cirrhosis.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 07, 2018

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: “Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis).”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Primary Biliary Cholangitis.” 

Merck Manual: “Overview of Gallbladder and Bile Duct Disorders.”

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Primary Biliary Cirrhosis.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 07, 2018

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