PRIMARY SCLEROSING CHOLANGITIS

PSC is inflammation in the biliary tree of the liver resulting in strictures and narrowing of the ducts. As the ducts close, the liver stops functioning normally. Eventually the damage causes cirrhosis of the liver and the patient will require a liver transplant. There is no known cause or cure, though it is closely linked to inflammatory bowel diseases.

Types:
Primary sclerosing cholangitis
Recurring primary sclerosing cholangitis

SYSTEMS AFECTED

Digestive system
Digestive system
Immune system
Immune system

Symptoms

  • Upper right quadrant pain
  • Nauseous
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Intense itching
  • Jaundice colouring of eyes and skin
  • Enlarged liver
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Fatigue

Treatments

  • Symptom control
  • Ursodiol
  • Vancomycin
  • Cholestrim powder
  • Liver transplant
  • Specialist who treat it

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